Peshtera is a 128MW hydro power project. It is located on Matnitsa river/basin in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1959. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Technopromexport and is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Peshtera is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 310 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 586m. Peshtera underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1996-1998. The project generated 300 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 5 turbines, each with 25.6MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1959.

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About Technopromexport

Technopromexport, a subsidiary of Prominvest of Rostec State Corporation, is a state owned engineering company that specializes in the construction of power projects. The company carries out the construction of various energy facilities including thermal power plants such as combined-cycle, gas-turbine, geothermal and diesel; hydroelectric power plants; RES based plants; power transmission lines and substations; geothermal power plants; and facilities for oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. Technopromexport is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.


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