Sestrimo is a 240MW hydro power project. It is located on Kriva 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 multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1974. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Sestrimo is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 539m. Sestrimo (Sestrimo Rehab Unit) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2022.Sestrimo (Sestrimo Rehabilated Unit) underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2019. The project generated 229.5 GWh of electricity.

The Sestrimo (Sestrimo Rehabilated Unit) has 1 electric generator installed at the site. The generator capacity is 145 MVA.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1974.

Contractors involved

Litostroj Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 2 units of Pelton turbines, each with 120MW nameplate capacity.

IHB Electric supplied 1 electric generator for the Sestrimo (Sestrimo Rehab Unit). The generator capacity is 145 MVA.

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About Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania

Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK EAD) is a subsidiary of Bulgarian Energy Holding EAD that provides electricity and related services. Its activities include generation of electricity; centralized purchase and sale of electricity; supply of electricity to customers; import and export of electricity; construction and maintenance of electricity generation facilities; investment; and promotion of energy efficiency in the generation of electricity. NEK EAD buys and sells electricity on both the regulated and free markets. Its principal customers are the four medium and low voltage electricity supply companies in Bulgaria but it also supplies electricity directly to industrial customers. NEK EAD is headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria


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