Hydroelectric Power Plants in Europe - other
Escaldes
Location: Andorra
Operator: Forces Electriques d'Andorra (FEDA)
Configuration: 2 X 14 MW Pelton
Operation: 1934
T/G supplier: Neyrpic
Quick facts: In 1929, Andorra’s General Council gave Forces Andorranes Societat Anonima (FASA) a concession to exploit the country's hydroelectric potential. In 1936, FASA, a private industrial development company owned by French and Spanish interests, built this hydroelectric plant on Engolasters Lake at Salt d'Escaldes (2 X 7.2 MW). FASA agreed to develop highway connections to France and Spain in return for the right to export surplus energy. A third turbine was installed in 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Forces Electriques d'Andorra
Re-posted 8 Aug 2012

Esch-sur-Sure
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Soler SA
Configuration: 2 X 5.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1960
T/G supplier: Voest
Quick facts: This is a small storage HPP on the Moselle with a 48m tall arch dam. The project was mostly done for drinking water supply. There are three upstream dams with small Kaplan T/G sets. SOLEr is a JV of SEO and Enovos

Photograph courtesy of Societe Electrique de l'Our
Posted 10 Jun 2015

Ettelbrucke
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Soler SA
Configuration: 1 X 218 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Kossler
Quick facts: This plant on the Alzette was rebuilt in 198 and operates remotely.from Esch-sur-Sûre.

Photograph courtesy of Societe Electrique de l'Our
Posted 10 Jun 2015

Kaunas
Location: Lithuania
Operator: Lietuvos Energija AB
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW Kalpan
Operation: 1960
T/G supplier: Kharkov, UETM
Quick facts: This is the only conventional hydro plant of any significance in Lithuania. The dam on the Nemunas River is 7km southeast of Kaunas and created the Kaunas Reservoir. In 2005, Alstom began a major overhaul of the electromechanical equipment and this completed in 2010. The Kaunas HPP connects to the grid at 110kV.

Photograph by Creative (wikipedia)
Posted 15 Mar 2012

Kavarsko
Location: Lithuania
Operator: UAB Renerga
Configuration: 2 X 750 kW Kaplan
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This fully-automated SHP was installed on a earthfill dam built in 1962 on the Sventoji River near Kavarskas in Anyksciai.

Photograph courtesy of UAB Renerga
Posted 23 May 2015

Palzem
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Societe Electrique de l'Our SA
Configuration: 3 X 1.6 MW bulb
Operation: 1964
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The Grevenmacher amd Palzem SHP were built as part of the canalization of the Moselle.

Photograph courtesy of Societe Electrique de l'Our
Posted 10 Jun 2015

Pastrevis
Location: Lithuania
Operator: UAB Renerga
Configuration: 1 X 320 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1997
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant is located in Bačkoriai village, Kaišiadorys district. It was constructed near an old SHP built in 1955 and operated into the 1980s.

Photograph courtesy of UAB Renerga
Posted 23 May 2015

Riga
Location: Lativa
Operator: Latvenergo
Configuration: 6 X 67 MW Kalpan
Operation: 1974-1976
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Electrosila
Quick facts: This is the second largest hydro plant in Latvia with a 35m spillway dam 165m long. The plant is connected to the grid at 330kV.

Photograph courtesy of Latvenergo
Posted 1 Mar 2003

Rosport
Location: Luxembourg
Operator: Societe Electrique de l'Our SA
Configuration: 2 x 3-MW Kaplan
Operation: 1960
T/G supplier: Voith
Quick facts: The Rosport SHP is on a loop of the Sure-Ralingen.

Photograph by JwH (wikimedia)
Posted 20 Oct 2015

   
  Tangevaerket
Location: Denmark
Operator: Gudenaacentralen AN/S
Configuration: 3 X 1.1 MW Francis
Operation: 1921
T/G supplier: KMW, Titan
Quick facts: At 160km the River Guden is Denmark's longest and this plant has the country's only hydraulic turbines over 1 MW in capacity.

Photograph courtesy of Gudenaacentralen AN/S
Posted 26 Feb 2006

 

Abbreviations

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

Updated 21-Oct-2015

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