Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant

Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant is a hydroelectricity generating complex on the Dnieper River in Kaniv, Ukraine. It is operated by the Ukrhydroenego that is part of the state company Energy Company of Ukraine.

Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant
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The dam of Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant
Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Cherkasy Oblast
Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant
Location of Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant in Cherkasy Oblast
LocationKaniv, Ukraine
Coordinates49°45′59.5″N 31°28′18.2″E / 49.766528°N 31.471722°E / 49.766528; 31.471722Coordinates: 49°45′59.5″N 31°28′18.2″E / 49.766528°N 31.471722°E / 49.766528; 31.471722
Construction began1964
Opening dateNovember 4, 1972 (first turbine) – April 16, 1975 (completion)
Owner(s)Energy Company of Ukraine
Dam and spillways
Type of dampower plant
ImpoundsDnieper River
Height39.5 m (130 ft)
Length343 m (1,125 ft)
Spillway capacity13,200 m3/s (466,154 cu ft/s)
Total capacity2.6 km3 (1 cu mi)
Power Station
Turbines24 x 18.5 MW
Installed capacity444 MW
Annual generation972 GWh

The power plant was projected by the Ukrainian department of project-research institute "UkrHydroProject" of S.Zhuk. The construction was conducted by several specialized in this field companies. During the construction also there was built a small settlement for the power plant's working personnel.

Turbines for the plant were produced by the Kharkiv Factory "Turboatom", generators - Kharkiv Factory "Elektrovazhmash".

The dam has a lock to allow a water travel along the Dnieper river. It is a single stage, a single chamber lock. The lock's size is 288 by 18 metres (945 ft × 59 ft).


In 1997, the Kaniv Hydroelectric Power Plant started to be renovated. The first stage lasted until June 2002, while the second one - 2017. The first stage was financed through the IBRD, while for the second World Bank invested $106 million with addition of the Ukrainian government budget.

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