Poland - feasibility study with various options for rehabilitation of a HPP from 1959.


Project review

The Skawina hydropower plant uses water from the cooling circuit of Laczanski-Skawina channel of the thermal power plant Skawina.

HYDROPOL prepared a feasibility study to find best technical solution for replacement of an original turbine from 1959 and to refurbish the power plant by new vertical Kaplan turbine, 2 000 kVA generator, and electrical equipment, without interruption of the thermal power plant operation.

Maximum efficiency of the original turbine did not exceed 82%. The new turbine would have achieved up to 93% efficiency. Unattended and automated operation of the plant would significantly minimize maintenance cost.

Provided services

HYDROPOL provided feasibility study with various options for rehabilitation.

Main data

Built (year):1959
Output (kW):1 460
Head (m):8.1
Capacity (m3/s)19
Completion (year):2009