Hričov

Hričov hydroelectric power plant is the first control stage of the second (geographically) Váh cascade. Also emptying into the Hričov reservoir in addition to the Váh river are the Kysuca and Rajčianka rivers, on which there are no water works and therefore their waters bring in at increased flow rates large amounts of impurities, whereby the reservoir gets foul. Two thirds of the original reservoir capacity of 8.5 million m3 are estimated to have got already fouled, thereby imposing restrictions on the reservoir retention capabilities and the possibilities for HPP peak-load operation. To cover the system increased demands for peak-laod power supply, the maximum turbine flow was designed to 133 m3 sec-1, in total for the whole HPP to 400 m3 sec-1.

Category

dam - reservoir

Installed capacity MW

31,5

Stream

Váh

Type of turbine

Kaplan

Flow rate m3.sec-1

3x 134

Number of turbo-sets

3

Commissioned in

1962

 Aver. annual generation GWh

59,1