Orpheus is a 160MW 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 1975.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 160 160 Active Plovdiv, Bulgaria


The project is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Orpheus is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 226.12 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 65.8m. Orpheus underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2004-2006. The project generated 154 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1975.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by CKD Blansko Holding and Voith Hydro Holding.

The electric generators for the project were procured from IHB Electric and NPO Elsib.


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