Energa Group RES power plants – Ciecholub Hydroelectric Power Plant
Energa presents an overview of all renewable energy facilities under its management. Renewable energy sources are part of the Energa Group strategy for the years 2016-2025. Energa is a national leader in this area. As of the beginning of 2020, renewable energy sources account for over 30% of the Company's production mix.
Energa owns 46 hydroelectric power plants, 5 wind farms and 2 photovoltaic farms. The total capacity of these power plants is 444 MW. The Company continues to expand its onshore wind farms, implements photovoltaic projects and, as a long-term project, plans to build offshore wind farms. In April 2019, work was commenced on the construction of the 30 MW Przykona Wind Farm. Completion of the investment and obtaining of the operation permit is planned for Q2 2020.
Ciecholub stage of fall was built in 1910 and initially powered the mill. In 1961, a generator was installed, and the generated electricity was used to power the milling equipment. In 1981, the dilapidated facility was taken over by the Słupsk Power Plant. After a major overhaul, three years later, it resumed operations as the Ciecholub Hydroelectric Power Plant. In 1998, the generating section of the power plant was modernized to support unmanned operation. The hydroelectric power plant is located in Ciecholub in the municipality of Kępice, Pomorskie Voivodeship, 2.1 km from the Studnica river estuary to the Wieprza river.
Hydroelectric power plants are an important element in the electricity generation chain of the Energa Group. They are constantly upgraded and overhauled, which maintains their energy efficiency at a very high level.
- Head: 9 m
- Average annual flow: 50 m3/s
- Drainage basin:3 km2
- Power plant type: low-head hydroelectric power plant
- The power plant is equipped with a raking system.
- Francis turbine with a vertical shaft and 12.3 – 0.8 PTW transmission.
- Rated power [kW]: 50
- Revolutions [rpm]: 62
- Power generator: EMIT Żychlin
- Type: SVgm S8
- Stator voltage [V]: 380
- Stator current [A]: 110
- Power factor: 82
- Revolutions [rpm]:737
- Rated power [kW]: 55