Moglicë Hydro Power Plant

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Moglicë Hydro Power Plant
Moglicë Hydro Power Plant is located in Albania
Moglicë Hydro Power Plant
Location of Moglicë Hydro Power Plant in Albania
CountryAlbania
LocationMoglicë
Coordinates40°41′N 20°26′E / 40.69°N 20.44°E / 40.69; 20.44Coordinates: 40°41′N 20°26′E / 40.69°N 20.44°E / 40.69; 20.44
StatusUnder construction
Construction began2013
Opening date2018 (est.)
Owner(s)Devoll Hydropower
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsDevoll
Height150 m (490 ft)
Length320 m (1,050 ft)
Reservoir
Total capacity360,000,000 m3 (290,000 acre⋅ft)
Surface area7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Power Station
Hydraulic head300 m (980 ft)
Turbines2 x 90.2 MW Francis-type[1]
Installed capacity172 MW
Annual generation475 GWh est.

Moglicë Hydro Power Plant is a large hydroelectricity plant under construction on the river Devoll situated near the village Moglicë, Albania. The project consists of a large power plant with an installed capacity of 172 MW and an average annual production of 475 GWh.[2] It is built by Devoll Hydropower, an Albanian company owned by Norwegian power company Statkraft.[3] The asphalt-core rock-fill dam will be 320 m long, 150 m high and 460 m wide.[4] The dam is anticipated to be the world's highest of its kind upon completion.[5] The reservoir will have a surface area of 7.2 km2, and a storage capacity of about 360 million m3. The power plant is part of the Devoll Hydropower Project and construction on it began in June 2013.[6] It is expected to be completed in 2018.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devoll Hydropower (DHP), Albania" (PDF). UN-CDM. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  2. ^ Devoll Hydropower
  3. ^ "Statkraft buys EVN AG's share in Devoll hydropower project". www.hydroworld.com. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  4. ^ "Devoll Hydropower | F.A.Q". www.devollhydropower.al. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  5. ^ "Devoll Hydropower Project". Power Technology. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  6. ^ "Statkraft starts construction of Devoll hydropower plants in Albania". SeeNews. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  7. ^ Statkraft
  8. ^ "Statkraft to begin 278 MW Devoll hydropower project in Albania". www.pennenergy.com. Retrieved 2015-11-03.