Hydroelectric Power Plants in Croatia

Cakovec
Location: Medimurje
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 38 MW Bulb
Operation: 1982
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Litostroj, Alsthom-Jeumont, Koncar
EPC: Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: This plant on the Drava River has the first bulb turbines in Croatia. Average output of the multipurpose project is 350 GWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Dubrava
Location: Medimurje
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 38 MW Bulb
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: Dubrava is on the last step of the Drava River from the Slovenian border to the mouth of the Mura.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Dubrovnik
Location: Dubrovnik-Neretva
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 108 MW Francis
Operation: 1965
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, CGE
EPC: Energoinvest
Quick facts: The hydro power plants in the Trebišnjica River basin are in Croatia and Bosnia. Dubrovnik uses water from the Bileca reservoir created by the construction of the Grančarevo dam. The Gorica dam downstream of the Trebinje hydro power plant creates a compensation reservoir. Some facilities of the planned 300-MW Dubrovnik second phase are complete.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 10 Feb 2007

Jaruga
Location: Sibenik-Knin
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 3.7 MW, 2 X 160 kW Francis
Operation: 1936-2003
T/G supplier: Voith, Litostroj, Turboinstitut, BBC
Quick facts: The original 1.1-MW Jaruga SHP was one of the world's first AC power plants. The site is on the Krka River, in Šibenik-Knin county, in central Dalmatia. On 28 Aug 1995 Jaruga's first electricity transmission to Sibenik began via an 11km, 3kV line. Original project construction by Ante Šupuk i sin began in 1893 and lasted 16mos. It was carried out by local builders and craftsmen. The site is still in use today thanks to electromechanical equipment upgrades in the mid-1930s, the late 1950s, and most recently in 2003.

Photograph by DrogaDrogic (Panoramio)
Posted 25 Apr 2012

Lesce
Location: Karlovačka
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 20.85 MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Projektni Biro Split, Konstruktor Inzenerjring, Ingra
Quick facts: The Lesce contract was signed between Koncar-KET and HEP on 2 Nov 2006. This is the first new-build hydro plant in Croatia since independence. Annual generation is expected to be about will be 98 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Koncar
Posted 25 Jun 2008

Orlovac
Location: Split-Dalmatia
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 3 X 79 MW Francis
Operation: 1973
T/G supplier: Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Energoinvest-Energoinzenjering, Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: This plant is on the Ruda River partly in Croatia and partly in Bosnia. Average annual output is 814 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 28 Mar 2007

Senj
Location: Lika-Seng
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 3 X 72 MW Francis
Operation: 1965
T/G supplier: Charmilles, Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: The Senj hydro system includes the 22.5-MW Sklope power plant. The complex is on the Lika and Gacka rivers and combined average generation is 1,050 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 28 Mar 2007

Varaždin
Location: Varaždin
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 47 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: This multipurpose plant is in far northwest Croatia and is the uppermost facility on the Drava River. Part of the reservoir is in Slovenia.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 28 Mar 2007

Vinodol
Location: Primorje-Gorski Kotar
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 3 X 28 MW Pelton
Operation: 1952
T/G supplier: Charmilles, Secheron
EPC: Hidroelektra Niskogradnja
Quick facts: The Vinodol hydro power system uses the waters of the basins of Lokvarka (including Križ brook) and Lièanka (Bajer, Lepenica and Potkoš reservoirs) and a few other smaller streams. While this catchment area is not large (about 80 km²), the gross head of the Vinodol power plant is 658m, one of the highest in Europe. Construction of the complex began in 1939. In 1985, production was enhanced with the addition of a small pump storage power plant at Lepenica.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 28 Mar 2007

Zakučac
Location: Split-Dalmatia
Operator: Hrvatska Elektroprivreda
Configuration: 2 X 108 MW, 2 X 135 MW Francis
Operation: 1962-1981
T/G supplier: Litostroj, Koncar
EPC: Projektni Biro Split
Quick facts: This power station on the lower Cetina River is the largest hydroelectric plant in Croatia. Average output is 1.4 TWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Hrvatska Elektroprivreda dd
Posted 28 Mar 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 25-Apr-2012

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