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Orphey Hydro Power Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 160000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Orphey Hydro Power Plant
The Orphey Hydro Power Plant is an active hydro power project near Krichim, Bulgaria. It has 4 individual Francis turbines which will deliver up to 160 MW of power. One of the turbines can be used as a pump as well (38 MW), making this power plant a pumped storage type. The plant uses water from the Vacha Reservoir, and is part of the Dospat-Vacha Hydro Power Cascade. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphey_Hydroelectric_Power_Station
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
Siting
Location

Smolyan, Devin
Bulgaria

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility NEK EAD
Utility Type Federally Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 NEK EAD
Cost & Performance
Performance 115,789 MWh Annually
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity

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