HPP Kninicky powerhouse and dam
Country: Built (year): Output (kw):
CZ 1941 3 060
Head (m): Capacity (m3/s): Completation (year):
20 18 2010
HPP Kninicky powerhouse and dam
machine room before refurbishment
new valve
new turbine runner
installation of the cleaning machine
machinery room after refurbishment
new turbine.


Project review

Reconstruction of the Kninicky power plant was carried out during March 2009 - June 2010. Its main target was to increase the efficiency of the generator (in all operational modes) - particularly at lower heads.

Other parts of the project included complete automation of the plant, remote control system, and optimalization of the operation in order to maximize the annual production and revenue.

Modernization of the plant enabled output increase up to 3.2 MW and flow increase up to 21 m3/s.

Provided services

Hydropol provided construction permit project and was general contractor.

Modernization included replacement of the turbine, generator rewinding (including magnetic circuit), complex automation, replacement of the high voltage switching station, installation of the new trash rack cleaning machine and ball closing valve.