Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station

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Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station
Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Romania
Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station
Location of Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station in Romania
Country Romania
Location Lăpuștești, Râșca, Cluj County
Coordinates 46°42′50″N 23°16′07″E / 46.71389°N 23.26861°E / 46.71389; 23.26861Coordinates: 46°42′50″N 23°16′07″E / 46.71389°N 23.26861°E / 46.71389; 23.26861
Status Under construction
Construction began 15 June 2008[1]
Construction cost Estimated €1.3 billion[2][3][4] (US$1.5 billion)
Dam and spillways
Impounds Someșul Cald River
Website
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Tarnița - Lăpuștești Hydropower Plant is a large hydroelectric pumped-storage project on the Someșul Cald River in Cluj County, Romania. It will be the largest hydro-electric load balancing system in Romania. During the night, when the demand is low and electricity is cheap because of powerplants which generate electricity continuously, such as the Cernavodă nuclear power plant, it will use electricity to pump water up the hill, while during the day, it will use the hydro energy to generate electricity.

Location[edit]

The Tarnița - Lăpuștești power station will be located 35 km from Cluj Napoca,[5] on the left bank of the Someşul Cald River valley in the area of the existing Tarniţa accumulation and the Lăpuşteşti village (Râşca commune).

Power generation[edit]

The power station will have four turbines, each capable of producing 250 megawatts, for a total of 1000 megawatts.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Construction work did not start yet. The Romanian state is currently looking for investors. The strategic environmental assessment (SEA) procedure is at the beginning, the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure did not start yet, as the project consultants admitted publicly on the 17.11.2010.[citation needed]

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