Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant
From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
The Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant (Template:Lang-kk; Template:Lang-ru, Buchtarminskaja GES) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Irtysh River Template:Convert upstream of the town of Serebryansk, in East Kazakhstan Province of Kazakhstan. "Bukhtarma" or "Buqtyrma" is a Kazakh word that can be translated as "ambush; blocking".
The plant has 9 individual turbines with a total generating capacity of 675 megawatts and generates 2.77 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year. The plant is operated by Kazzinc under a long-term concession. It is integrated into Kazakhstan's national electricity system and is used as a peak producer to regulate supply.