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Chenderoh Dam

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Chenderoh Dam

Chenderoh Power Station or Chenderoh Dam is the oldest hydroelectric dam and power station in Malaysia. The dam is located in Tasik Chenderoh, near Kuala Kangsar, Perak. It was constructed on the early 1920s by the British Federated Malay States administration.

Power station

The power station is a hydroelectric power station, using 4 turbines of 10.7 MW and one of 8.4 MW, totaling 40.5 MW installed capacity. The station is operated by Tenaga Nasional.

Chenderoh Dam technical specifications

The permanent dam components are as follows:

  • Main Dam
    • Crest elevation is 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level (ASL), maximum flood level is 48 metres (157 ft), operating levels maximum 45 m.
    • Reservoir area at 45 metres (148 ft) ASL is 25 square kilometres (9.7 sq mi), and with a catchment area of x,000 km². Storage volume is 95 million cubic metres (3.4×10^9 cu ft).
  • Power Intake Structure - 5 bays.
  • Spillway- gated concrete weir with chute and flip bucket.
  • Power Tunnels - 5 tunnels.
  • Powerhouse

Notable facts

  • Chenderoh Dam is the oldest hydroelectric dam in Malaya.

See also


External links

  • Tnb webpage

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