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January 12, 2022

Studen Kladenets, Bulgaria

By Carmen

Studen Kladenets is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Arda river/basin in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1954 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1958.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Kardzhali, Bulgaria


The project is currently owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania.

Studen Kladenets is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 388 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 65.8m. Studen Kladenets underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2006-2009. The project generated 244 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1954 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1958.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro, GUGLER Water Turbines and Vaptech.

The electric generators for the project were procured from IHB Electric and NPO ELSIB.


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