Serbia: HPP Zvornik achieved another electricity production record

, News Serbia Energy

On 11 January, HPP Zvornik produced a total of 2.84 million kWh of electricity. Serbian state-owned power utility EPS announced that its hydropower plant Zvornik on the Drina river broke the daily electricity production record for the second time in January 2021. The previous record was set just a week ago, on 4 January, when production reached 2,835 million kWh.

With the revitalization completed in early 2020, the power output of HPP Zvornik’s units was increased by 30 MW, which, in the current hydrological conditions, produce about 20 % more electricity than before. The total installed capacity of the plant after its revitalization is increased to 125.6 MW, which is 30 % more than before. Revitalization has also contributed to reducing maintenance costs and extending the operational life of the power plant by 40 years. Electricity production is expected to increase by up to 15 % annually, depending on hydrological conditions, which is about additional 70 million kWh per year.