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November 29, 2021

Plavinas, Latvia

By Carmen

Plavinas is an 893.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Daugava river/basin in Aizkraukle, Latvia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1968.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 893.5 893.5 Active Aizkraukle, Latvia


The project is currently owned by Latvenergo.

Plavinas is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 509 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 40m. Plavinas underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1991-2001,2007-2010. The project generated 2,067 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 8 turbines.

The project has 8 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 90 MVA.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 105 MVA.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1968.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 104MW nameplate capacity.


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