Hydropower facilities / Pumped storage power plants (PSP)

Kaniv PSP

Каневская ГАЭС

Development of design and preparation of construction of Kaniv PSP on the Dnieper River started in 1984, and three years later the design of Kaniv PSP (turb. 3600 MW, pump. 3960 MW) was approved. Due to a lack of financing and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the moratorium for the construction was set, which was called off only in 1999. During 2006-2007 updated feasibility study was developed and approved. and in 2013 the schematic design of Kaniv PSP of 1000 MW installed capacity in turbine mode and 1040 MW in pumping mode, adapted to the new conditions and requirements of Integrated Power System of Ukraine was approved.

At the moment, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and the European Investment Bank signed a "Declaration of intent on cooperation in financing projects in the hydropower industry in Ukraine." The estimated construction period is 6.5 years.

Works accomplished by HYDROTECHPROJECT Ltd. for Kaniv PSP:


  • Specification of technical decisions and technical support for preparation of the design materials for Kaniv PSP. Schematic design, 2012-2013
  • Technical solutions on the priority facilities commissioning. Detailed design, 2015-2016