Velebit Pumped Storage Power Plant

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Velebit Pumped Storage Power Plant
Cijev hidrocentrale 2009.jpg
Power station's pipe passes over the D27 road.
Official name Reverzibilna hidroelektrana Velebit
Country Croatia
Location Obrovac, Zadar County
Coordinates 44°12′29″N 15°45′13″E / 44.20806°N 15.75361°E / 44.20806; 15.75361Coordinates: 44°12′29″N 15°45′13″E / 44.20806°N 15.75361°E / 44.20806; 15.75361
Status Operational
Construction began 1978[1]
Commission date 1984[1]
Owner(s) Hrvatska elektroprivreda
Operator(s) Hrvatska elektroprivreda
Pumped-storage power station
Upper reservoir Štikada[2]
Lower reservoir Razovac[2]
Pump-generators 2[2]
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 276 MW (370,000 hp)
Annual generation 467.5 GW·h

Velebit Pumped Storage Power Plant (Croatian: Reverzibilna hidroelektrana Velebit) is a pumped-storage power plant in Croatia that has two turbines with a nominal capacity of 138 megawatts (185,000 hp) each, having a total capacity of 276 megawatts (370,000 hp).[2]

The plant was designed by Industrogradnja, Konstruktor, Hidroelektra, Pomgrad and Geotehnika, and constructed by Elektroprojekt, Projektni Biro and Geoexpert.[3]

Turbines[edit]

  • type: single-stage turbine-pump
  • units: 2
  • turbine design head: 517 metres (1,696 ft)
  • design pumping head: 559 metres (1,834 ft)
  • turbine rating: 140 megawatts (190,000 hp)
  • installed discharge: - turbine (2x30 cubic metres per second (1,100 cu ft/s)), - pump (2x20 cubic metres per second (710 cu ft/s))

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kosović, p. 12
  2. ^ a b c d "RHE Velebit". hep.hr. Hrvatska elektroprivreda. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Kosović, p. 16

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