Riga is a 402MW hydro power project. It is located on Daugava river/basin in Latvia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1974.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 402 402 Active Latvia Latvenergo


The project is developed and owned by Latvenergo.

The project generated 433 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1974.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of kaplan turbines, each with 69MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 75.3 MVA.

About Latvenergo

Latvenergo AS (Latvenergo) is a state-owned power utility company that generates and supplies electricity and thermal energy, distributes electricity, leases transmission system assets. It generates electricity through various renewable energy sources such as hydropower, biomass, wind and gas. The company also offers telecommunication and information technology services. It procures the required volume of electricity to meet the demand for electricity in the region. The company also supplies energy in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Latvenergo is headquartered in Riga, Latvia.


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