Orphey Hydroelectric Power Station
|Orphey Hydro Power Plant|
|Nameplate capacity||160 MW|
The Orphey Hydro Power Plant is an active hydro power project near Krichim, Bulgaria. It has 4 individual Francis turbines which will deliver up to 160 MW of power. One of the turbines can be used as a pump as well (38 MW), making this power plant a pumped storage type. The plant uses water from the Vacha Reservoir, and is part of the Dospat-Vacha Hydro Power Cascade. The plant is named after Orpheus, who is said to have lived in these lands.
- [http://www.nek.bg/cgi?d=1434 NEK brochure "Hydro Power Cascades and Dams", page 27
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