Zelenchuk-1 is a 160MW hydro power project. It is located on Bolshoi Zelenchuk river/basin in Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 160 160 Active Karachay–Cherkessia, Russia JSC “Institute Hydroproject”, Bureyagesstroy


The project was developed by JSC “Institute Hydroproject”, Bureyagesstroy and is currently owned by RusHydro with a stake of 97%.

Zelenchuk-1 is a pumped storage project. The net head of the project is 234m. The project generated 470.041 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

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Contractors Involved

Ukrainian Energy Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 80MW nameplate capacity.

Energomash supplied electric generator(s) for the project.


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