Jablanica Dam

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Jablanica Dam
Jablanica Dam is located in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jablanica Dam
Location of Jablanica Dam in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Country Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location Jablanica, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton
Coordinates 43°41′32.79″N 17°43′57.05″E / 43.6924417°N 17.7325139°E / 43.6924417; 17.7325139Coordinates: 43°41′32.79″N 17°43′57.05″E / 43.6924417°N 17.7325139°E / 43.6924417; 17.7325139
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1947
Opening date 1955; 62 years ago (1955)
Owner(s) Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Arch-gravity
Impounds Neretva River
Height 85 m (279 ft)
Creates Jablanica lake
Total capacity 290,000,000 m3 (240,000 acre·ft)
Surface area 13.2 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Power station
Name Jablanica Hydro Power Plant
Coordinates 43°39′46.84″N 17°45′59.20″E / 43.6630111°N 17.7664444°E / 43.6630111; 17.7664444
Commission date 1955-1958
Type Conventional, diversion
Hydraulic head 111 m (364 ft)
Turbines 6 x 30 MW Francis-type
Installed capacity 180 MW
Annual generation 771 GWh

The Jablanica Dam is an arch-gravity dam on the Neretva River about 4 km (2.5 mi) northeast of Jablanica in the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The dam was constructed between 1947 and 1955 with the primary purpose of hydroelectric power production. The power station was commissioned in two stages, from 1955 until 1958. The first generator was commissioned in February 1955. An upgrade in 2008 increased the installed capacity of the power station from 150 MW to 180 MW. The dam's power station is located about 4.4 km (2.7 mi) to the southeast near Jablanica and discharges back into the Neretva River. It contains six 30 MW Francis turbine-generators for an installed capacity of 180 MW. The difference in elevation between the reservoir and power station afford a hydraulic head (water drop) of 111 m (364 ft).[1] The dam is 85 m (279 ft) tall and creates Jablanica lake. The dam and power station are owned and operated by Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine.[2][3]


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  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Power Plants in Bosnia". IndustCards. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jablanicko lake". Tourist portal Herzegovina. Retrieved 28 January 2015.