Kardzhali Hydroelectric Power Station

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Kardjali Hydro Power Plant
Kardzhali Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Bulgaria
Kardzhali Hydroelectric Power Station
Location of Kardzhali Hydroelectric Power Station
Country Bulgaria
Location Kardzhali
Coordinates 41°38′0″N 25°20′24″E / 41.63333°N 25.34000°E / 41.63333; 25.34000Coordinates: 41°38′0″N 25°20′24″E / 41.63333°N 25.34000°E / 41.63333; 25.34000
Status Operational
Owner(s) VA Tech[citation needed], NEK EAD
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydropower
Power generation
Units operational 3
Nameplate capacity 108 MW

The Kardzhali Hydro Power Plant (Bulgarian: ВЕЦ Кърджали) is an active hydro power near Kardzhali, southern Bulgaria constructed on the dam of the same name on the river Arda. It has 3 individual turbines[1] with a nominal output of around 36 MW which deliver up to 108 MW of power.

Together with the Ivailovgrad HPP and Studen Kladenets HPP, Kardzhali HPP forms the Dolna Arda Hydro Cascade with total capacity of 276 MW. There is a 65,000,000 euro modernization plan for the three power plants.[2]