Where was the very first hydroelectric station in Russia and what is its fate?
The very first hydroelectric power station in Russia appeared in the city of Zyryanovsk, which now appeared on the territory of Kazakhstan (now it is the East Kazakhstan region). It was built in 1892 under the leadership of engineer Koksharov. The hydroelectric power station had four turbines, each with an output of 50 kilowatts. Electricity from the station set in motion the sump pumps of the Zyryanovsky mine. Prior to this, the pumps were driven from the water wheel, but the torque itself was transmitted using a complex system of logs. In addition, electricity made it possible to establish lighting for production facilities and ensure the work of a telephone exchange. The ancient building is still partially preserved and anyone who can get to this wonderful corner of the Ore Altai can see it personally.
In 1892, a hydroelectric power station was created in Altai to ensure operation; it had four generators with a total capacity of about 500 kW. It provided the work of equipment, mechanisms, lighting of the Zyryanovsky mine. Forty years later, the Zyryanovskaya hydroelectric station was dismantled due to wear and tear.