Popina Laka

Bulgaria - reconstruction of the original plant from 1969.

Popina Laka
Popina Laka

Project review

The Popina Laka HPP is in the chain of three plants, utilizing enormous potential of the Pirin range in Bulgaria.

The cascade’s total installed output exceeds 50 MW of pure peaking power. This is the largest hydropower plant out of a group of private hydropower plants in Bulgaria.

The scope of project included turbine modifications, generator rehabilitation, new protection and control system, and replacement of new substations and hydromechanical equipment.

Provided services

We analyzed the cascade operation in detail, designed a new optimized operation mode, developed full rehabilitation design, provided tendering and quality management documentation.

Main data

Country:Bulgaria
Built (year):1969
Output (kw):2 × 11 000
Head (m):532
Capacity (m3/s)2 × 2.4
Completation (year):2003
  • Popina Laka
  • Popina Laka
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