Zaramagskaya HPP-1 is a 361MW hydro power project. It is located on Ardon river/basin in North Ossetia–Alania, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 361 361 Active North Ossetia–Alania, Russia RusHydro


The project is developed and owned by RusHydro.

The gross head of the project is 635m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Contractors Involved

Zaramagskaya HPP-1 (Zaramagskaya Unit I) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding pelton turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 176.5MW nameplate capacity.

NPO Elsib supplied 1 electric generator for the Zaramagskaya HPP-1 (Zaramag Head HPP).

NPO Elsib supplied 2 electric generators for the Zaramagskaya HPP-1 (Zaramagskaya Unit I). The generator capacity is 203.5 MVA.

About RusHydro

RusHydro (RusHydro) is an electric utility. The company generates electricity and capacity, and transmits, distributes, and sells it on wholesale and retail basis. The company generates electricity using various sources such as hydro, ocean, wind, solar and geothermal. RusHydro also sells heat energy. . The Russian Federation has a 61.73% stake in the company, while PJSC Bank VTB, Jivanta Ventures, Avitrans and others hold the remaining share. RusHydro’s services cover a vast area, from St. Petersburg to the Primorye Territory, and from the Chukotka Autonomous Area to the Republic of Dagestan. The company has operations in Russia and Armenia. RusHydro is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


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