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November 26, 2021

Nizhnekamskaya, Russia

By Carmen

Nizhnekamskaya is a 1,205MW hydro power project. It is located on Kama river/basin in Tatarstan, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,205 1,205 Active Tatarstan, Russia JSC “Gidroenergostroy”


The project was developed by JSC “Gidroenergostroy” and is currently owned by JSC “Generation Company”.

Nizhnekamskaya is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 13,800 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 12.4m. The project generated 2,670 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Contractors Involved

Power Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 16 units of kaplan turbines, each with 78MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from NPO Elsib and Power Machines.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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