Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station
This article needs to be updated.(February 2013)
|Tarnița – Lăpuștești Hydroelectric Power Station|
|Location||Lăpuștești, Râșca, Cluj County|
|Construction began||15 June 2008|
|Construction cost||Estimated €1.3 billion (US$1.5 billion)|
|Dam and spillways|
|Impounds||Someșul Cald River|
Tarnița - Lăpuștești Hydropower Plant is a proposed hydroelectric pumped-storage project on the Someșul Cald River in Cluj County, Romania. If built it would 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.
The Tarnița - Lăpuștești power station will be located 35 km from Cluj Napoca, on the left bank of the Someşul Cald River valley in the area of the existing Tarniţa accumulation and the Lăpuşteşti village (Râşca commune).
Construction has not started. The Romanian state is 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. In 2016 the Romanian government stated that several smaller projects were being considered instead.
- Work began on the huge Tarniţa - Lăpuşteşti Hydropower Plant (in Romanian)[permanent dead link]
- ME reevalueaza hidrocentrala de la Tarnita-Lapustesti la 1,3 miliarde euro si urgenteaza proiectul (in Romanian)
- The power plant will cost around 1 billion euros (in Romanian)[permanent dead link]
- World Bank will finance up to 25 % of the total cost of the project (in Romanian)
- Location of the power plant (in Romanian)
- The power plant will have a final power generation capacity of 1000 MW (in Romanian)[permanent dead link]