This plant is on the Helmand River and the plant supplies electricity to Kandahar and Helmand. The 100m dam is 270m long and can store up to 1.2bn m³ of water making it the largest multipurpose water project in the country. Kajaki operates year-round although water flow is highly seasonal. A third turbine was in the original design and has been under intermittent construction with electromechanical equipment from China. Louis Berger and Black & Veatch were lead contractors for a time. The new, $6mn T/G set was delivered to the site in Aug 2008 by a 100-vehicle convoy escorted by 2,000 British troops and 2,000 additional Afghan and NATO troops on a 5-day, 180km trip. This was the largest exercise of its kind during the Afghan conflict.Definitely the same turbine described by BBC. Delivered in 2008 by a 100-vehicle convoy. Not yet installed or used. "Under intermittent construction for a time." Nuff said. What the narrator DIDN'T mention, of course, was the NATION-DESTRUCTION in both Britain and US. While we're building completely pointless dams in places that don't want them and don't know how to use them, we're BLOWING UP existing dams in our "own" countries that need a lot more dams. A couple of charts and paragraphs from Wiki. = = = = = Britain: Chart. Paragraph.
The potential for further practical and viable hydroelectricity power stations in the UK is estimated to be in the region of 146 to 248 MW for England and Wales, and up to 2,593 MW for Scotland. However, by the very nature of the remote and rugged geographic locations of some of these potential sites, in national Parks or other areas of outstanding natural beauty, it is likely that environmental concerns would mean that a large number of them would be deemed not to be suitable.= = = = = USA STRONG: Chart. Paragraph.
The Rampart Dam was a proposed 5000MW project to dam the Yukon River in Alaska for hydroelectric power. The project was never built and laws would need to be changed for this project to be built.Laws would need to be changed. Laws would need to be changed. Can't do that. Impossible. We can kill millions of Muslims without any laws, but we can't add more CLEAN FUCKING POWER IN OUR OWN FUCKING COUNTRY because laws would need to be changed. = = = = = In both places, no increase since the Switchover in 1989. Our infinitely omnicidal "governments" have decided to blow up their own countries in order to build useless symbols that will destroy other countries so we can bring in the pissed-off refugees from those other countries to rape and murder and disemploy our own people. Makes perfect sense.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.