The Stratos Hydroelectric Dam (Greek: Υδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου) is a dam on the river Acheloos in Aetolia-Acarnania, western Greece. It is situated just east of the village Stratos, and 9 km northwest of Agrinio. The dam created the Stratos artificial lake. There are four more dams upstream from the Stratos Dam: the Kastraki Dam, the Kremasta Dam, the Sykia Dam and the Mesochora Dam.

Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Ηδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου
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Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Stratos Dam is located in Greece
Stratos Dam
Location of Stratos Hydroelectric Dam
Ηδροηλεκτρικό Φράγμα Στράτου in Greece
LocationStratos, Aitoloakarnania
Coordinates38°40′33″N 21°20′10″E / 38.67583°N 21.33611°E / 38.67583; 21.33611Coordinates: 38°40′33″N 21°20′10″E / 38.67583°N 21.33611°E / 38.67583; 21.33611
PurposePower, irrigation
Construction began1981
Opening date1989
Owner(s)Public Power Corporation of Greece
Dam and spillways
Type of damEmbankment, earth-fill
ImpoundsAcheloos River
Height26 m (85 ft)
Length1,900 m (6,200 ft)
Dam volume2,800,000 m3 (3,700,000 cu yd)
CreatesStratos artificial lake
Total capacity11,000,000 m3 (8,900 acre⋅ft)
Catchment area4,320 km2 (1,670 sq mi)
Surface area8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)[1]
Power Station
Commission date1988-1989
Turbines2 x 75 MW Francis-type
2 x 3.35 MW S-turbine
Installed capacity156.7 MW[2]
Annual generation237 GWh

The dam was constructed between 1981 and 1989. Four turbine units produce up to 156.7 MW of electricity.

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  1. ^ "Large Dams in Greece". National Technical University of Athens. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Plants in Greece - other regions". IndustCards. Retrieved 6 May 2013.