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Lepenica Pumped Hydro Power Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 1140 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Lepenica Pumped Hydro Power Station
The Vinodol hydro power system uses the waters of the basins of Lokvarka (including Križ brook) and Ličanka (Bajer, Lepenica and Potkoš reservoirs) and a few other smaller streams. While this catchment area is not large (about 80 km2), the energy value of this system is confirmed by the fact that the catchment area is located at a height above 700 m and that the gross head of the Vinodol power plant is 658 m, which is one of the highest heads of hydroelectric facilities achieved in Europe. The construction of the facilities began in 1939 and the system has been in operation since 1952. With the aim to increase production, the system was expanded in 1985 to include the pump storage power plant Lepenica. The main parts of the Vinodol power plant are Lokvarka dam and reservoir, Fužine pump storage power plant and Bajer reservoir, Lepenica dam and reservoir, Lepenica pump storage plant, Križ pumping station, Lič pumping station, Lokvarka-Ličanka tunnel, Križ connecting tunnel, Lič pipeline, Kobljak-Razromir tunnel, penstock and powerhouse of Vinodol power plant. Energy data: Installed flow:Qi = 6.2 m3/s in Turbine mode, 5.3 m3/s in pumping mode Nominal head: H = 17.95 (turbine) Nominal head: H = 15.00 (pump) Installed capacity: 1.14 MW (turbine mode) Pump installed capacity: 1.25 MW
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.01.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Fužine, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 HEP Proizvodnja
Cost & Performance
Performance 0,4 GWh 2012 Production
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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