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January 5, 2022

Kardzhali, Bulgaria

By Carmen

Kardzhali is a 106MW hydro power project. It is located on Arda river/basin in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1957 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1963.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 106 106 Active Kardzhali, Bulgaria


The project is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Kardzhali is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 539.9 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 93m. The project generated 160 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1957 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1963.

Contractors Involved

IHB Electric supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 36 MVA.


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