Pumped-Storage Plants in the Czech & Slovak Republics
Cierny Vah
Location: Slovakia
Operator: Slovenske Elektrarne AS
Configuration: 6 X 112 MW FPT
Operation: 1982
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda
EPC: Vahostav JSC
Quick facts: This is the largest hydro power station in Solvakia. The upper and lower reservoirs are connected by three 3.8m pressure tunnels, each connected to two units.

Photograph courtesy of Slovenske Elektrarne
Posted 29 Apr 2001

Dalesice
Location: Czech Republic
Operator: CEZ AS
Configuration: 4 X 113 MW FPT
Operation: 1978
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda

Photograph courtesy of CEZ AS
Posted 26 Sep 2004

Dluohe Strane
Location: Czech Republic
Operator: CEZ AS
Configuration: 2 X 350 MW FPT
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda
EPC: Energotis sro, Ingstav as
Quick facts: Construction began in May 1978, but in the early 1980s, the authorities decided to hold up he project. In 1985, the design was modernized, and in 1989, it was decided to complete the project. At completion, this plant had the largest pumped-storage units in Europe. The site is 95ha.

Photograph courtesy of CEZ AS
Posted 26 Sep 2004

Dobšiná
Location: Slovakia
Operator: Slovenske Elektrarny
Configuration: 2 X 12 MW FPT
Operation: 1953
T/G supplier: Sulzer, Skoda
Quick facts: Dobšiná was rebuilt in 2003 and its turbines up-rated. The machines are arranged horizontally and move water from the Hnilec catchment to the Slaná catchment area.

Photograph courtesy of Slovenske Elektrarny
Posted 24 Jun 2007

Liptovská Mara
Location: Slovakia
Operator: Slovenske Elektrarny
Configuration: 2 X 49 MW Deriaz, 2 X 50 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda
Quick facts: This plant is a second peak-load reservoir in the upper section of the Váh catchment area and helps regulate downstream flows for 16 donwstream hydro plants.

Photograph courtesy of Slovenske Elektrarny
Posted 24 Jun 2007

Ruzin
Location: Slovakia
Operator: Slovenske Elektrarne AS
Configuration: 2 X 30 MW FPT
Operation: 1972
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda
Quick facts: This plant on the Hornád River is the country's first pumped storage power plant with reversible Francis turbines and the first with domestically-produced machinery.

Photograph courtesy of Slovenske Elektrarne
Posted 23 Jun 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 10-Apr-2013

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