After WW2, there was a severe lack of electricity in Moldova, so the Soviet government decided to build Hydroelectric Power Plants. Kazaneshtskaya Hydroelectric Power Station was among the first to open in Moldova and provided electricity to four neighboring villages. Kazaneshtskaya Hydroelectric Power Station worked from 1954 to 1967.
After Dubossary hydroelectric power station was open, the Kazaneshtskaya Hydroelectric Power Station was closed due to unprofitability. However, the dam and the reservoir above it have survived until our days. This is a very picturesque place. The Reut is the largest internal river in Moldova and one of the oldest, along with the Dniester and the Prut river.
The building of hydroelectric power station has been abandoned for many years, generators and valuable equipment have disappeared, but the turbines themselves have not carried far away, 2 of these are rusting on the river bank. In fact, a lot of iron details have survived and many mechanisms can be seen and touched. At the same time, the locals use the station as a bridge.
Despite the fact that the hydroelectric power station has long been abandoned, and the sluices are lowered, the reservoir still exists and this gives the area a lot, because water is fishing, livestock and a good boost for agriculture.