Kegums

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kegums

 

an urban-type settlement in Ogre Raion, Latvian SSR. Situated on the right bank of the Daugava (Zapadnaia Dvina), 46 km above Riga. Kegums has a railroad station on the Moscow-Riga line. The Kegums hydroelectric power plant (68,000 kilowatts) and a fish hatchery are there.

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In 1939 the hydroelectric power plant Kegums started work.
Main characteristics of water reservoirs of hydroelectric power plants Reservoir Average Maximum Total Water Dam depth, depth, volume, residence construction m m [km.sup.3] time, year days Plavinu 14.6 47.0 0.51 9 1966 Kegums 6.3 16.5 0.16 3 1939 Riga 7.1 17.4 0.34 6 1974 Reservoir Area, [km.sup.3] Plavinu 35.0 Kegums 24.9 Riga 35.8 Table 2.
In August 2001, the Kegums hydroelectric power plant was reopened, contributing to Latvia's ability to supply 25% of its energy that year.
The upgrading of the two plants at Plavinas and Kegums, with a total capacity of 1,100 megawatts, will improve their overall operational capacity, extend their lifetime and reduce their maintenance and repair costs.
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The three largest HPPs are located in Kegums, Riga and Plavinas, spanning the Daugava river; Plavinas is the largest hydropower plant in the Baltic states in terms of production capacity.