Birkapılı HES

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Birkapılı HES
Birkapılı HES is located in Turkey
Birkapılı HES
Location of Birkapılı HES in Turkey
LocationMut, Mersin Province
Coordinates36°43′13″N 33°26′36″E / 36.72028°N 33.44333°E / 36.72028; 33.44333Coordinates: 36°43′13″N 33°26′36″E / 36.72028°N 33.44333°E / 36.72028; 33.44333
Opening date11 March 2004
Dam and spillways
Type of damConcrete gravity dam.[1]
ImpoundsTributary of Göksu River
Power Station
Installed capacity46.5 MWe
Annual generation95 GWh

Birkapılı HES is a hydroelectric plant in Turkey.

It is at 36°43′13″N 33°26′36″E / 36.72028°N 33.44333°E / 36.72028; 33.44333 in Mut ilçe (district) of Mersin Province. It is to the east of Turkish state highway D.715 which connects Mersin to Karaman.

The dam is on Söğütözü (also called Pirinç Suyu) creek, a tributary of Göksu River. It was taken into operation on 11 March 2004. [2]. Its operator is Melike Tekstil.

Technical details[edit]

The nominal power of the turbines will be 48.5 MWe. With this power the annual energy production is calculated to be 94 GW-hr. [3]