Serbia: HPP Zvornik production record

, News Serbia Energy

On 19 February, hydropower plant Zvornik, operated by Serbian state-owned power utility EPS, set a new absolute daily electricity production record in its 65-years operational history, after a series of daily electricity production records and a monthly production record in January 2021.

On 19 February, HPP Zvornik produced a total of 2.849 million kWh of electricity, with all four revitalized units in operation, with an average capacity of 29.68 MW per unit. Since the beginning of 2021, this is the third time the ladder has been raised in record daily electricity production, after 2.835 million kWh produced on 3 January and 2.84 million kWh produced on 11 January. In January, an absolute monthly record was achieved. with a total of 81.926 million kWh of electricity produced.

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.