Serbia: HPP Zvornik reached record in daily electricity production

, News Serbia Energy

At HPP Zvornik record daily amount of electricity – 2.835 million kWh, was produced on 3 January. Serbian state-owned power utility EPS said that the effects of the revitalization of hydropower plant Zvornik, which was completed in the beginning of 2020, are already visible.

With the revitalization, 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.