Krichim is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Vacha river/basin in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Plovdiv, Bulgaria


The project is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Krichim is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 20.26 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 172m. The project generated 256 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors Involved

IHB Electric supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 48 MVA.


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