Czech Republic - reconstruction of the original HPP from 1957.


Project review

The HPP Valkerice with 10 m head is located on the Ploucnice River, Czech Republic. The plantsuffered heavily from changes in local water conditions and was significantly obsolete.These issues combined with only one Francis turbine resulted in substantial decrease of production.

Provided services

HYDROPOL carried out a complex site survey, gathered all necessary data and provided complete feasibility study of the uprating and rehabilitation. The plant went through major technology switch to horizontal Kaplan S-turbine and complex refurbishment, which resulted in substantial generation increase.

Main data

Country:Czech Republic
Built (year):1957
Output (kW):1 x 520
Head (m):8.9
Capacity (m3/s)1 x 9
Completion (year):2005