In September 2017 works leading to modernization of electrical part of hydropower plant Štvanice in Prague have begun.
Modernization of electrical part consists of replacement of main power transformer, station service transformers, back-up diesel generator, control system, electrical protections and static excitation systems for generators. Works also include renewal of civil wiring in powerhouse and modernization of auxiliary security systems, such as electrical fire protection system, electrical security system or CCTV.
Mentioned works are a part of modernization of hydro power plant's technological equipment, which will be taking place in stages for each unit independent, with the aim to minimize power outages and losses in electricity production. The completion of modernization is scheduled for mid-2019.
The Štvanice hydro power plant is in operation for more than hundred years. It was put into operation in 1914 and underwent reconstruction between years 1983 - 1987. Since then it is equipped with three direct-flow Kaplan turbines, each with rated power 1,89MW and synchronous generators.
Thanks to its neoclassical architecture, the powerhouse is now a indispensable part of Prague city panorama.
We enclose two illustrative photographs, with kind permission of their author, Eliška Anna Kubičková:
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