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Hydroelectric Facilities

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The Qaraoun Lake & Dam

Qaraoun Lake: The largest artificial lake in Lebanon Located in Western Bekaa at 800 meters above sea level Established on the Qaraoun dam (Litani River) in 1959 The area of the lake is around 11,800,000 m2 at above sea level 858m (storage 222 Mm3) and 5,000,000 m2 at above sea level 838m (storage 53 Mm3) The …

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Hydro-Power Plants and Tunnels

Ibrahim Abd El Al Power Plant   Geographic Location The power plant is located 660 m above sea level, 11 km away from the lake. It was fully constructed inside a rocky mountain and became operational in 1962. Qaraoun-Markaba Tunnel It takes water in from the Qaraoun lake through Markaba tunnel, which extends 6400m and around 3m …

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Power Transmission Systems

The Litani River Authority requires high tension wires to transport the produced power and transfer it via the public transportation network owned by Electricity of Lebanon. The Authority funded itself a high voltage power lines (66 kilovolt) that link between its power stations on the one hand, and link these stations to the public transmission …

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