Ruieni is a 153MW hydro power project. It is located on Bistra Marului river/basin in Caras-Severin, Romania. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1993.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 153 153 Active Caras-Severin, Romania


The project is currently owned by S.C. Hidroelectrica.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 96.2 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 356m and 326m respectively. The penstock length is 497m. The penstock diameter is 3.6m. Ruieni underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2010. The project generated 264 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1993.

Contractors Involved

UCM Resita was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 78MW nameplate capacity.

Hydro Engineering supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 85 MVA.


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