After a delay due to Russian company Silovye Mashiny being late with equipment, new phase of revitalization in the 1,026 MW power facility Đerdap 1 has started in early August. Located on the Danube on Serbia’s border with Romania, it is the biggest hydropower plant (HPP) in the portfolio of EPS (Electric Power Industry of Serbia).
According to a report by daily paper Danas, the A-1 unit has been taken off the grid after 45 years of operation and works will last more than 13 months. So far three out of six units have been revitalized and the plan is to raise the HPP’s installed capacity by 10% and extend its work by 30 to 40 years, as well as to train staff during the process.
Unfavourable hydrological situation caused the power generation plan for July to be met with only 74% and the result was 305 GWh. In the first six months of this year, Đerdap 1 generated over 3.5 TWh, equivalent to 92% of the plan. The projection for August is 340 GWh, Danas reported.