As an engineering dude who actively working with machine, I'm always fascinated with heavy machinery. Learning about machine and its working principle making my adrenaline pump-up.

Today we will look into Zhigulevskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant, which also known as the Volga HPP. This power plant located on the Volga river is the second most powerful hydro plant of the Volga-Kama Cascade region.

In Malaysia, we have quiet a number of hydro power plant. Most famous is Kenyir Hydro Power Plant in Terengganu and Bakun Hydro Power Plant in Sarawak.

Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower, where the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy. 

Once a hydroelectric complex is constructed, the project produces no direct waste, and has a considerably lower output level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than fossil fuel powered energy plants.

The construction of the Zhigulevskaya HPP began in 1950 and ended in 1957. The territory of the plant is huge. 7-8 hours aren’t enough to look everything around. The main building (pictured) is 700 m long.
The red line in the picture marks the roof of the main building and the road on the side of the headrace.
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