Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant

Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant

The Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Nemunas River about 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) southeast of central Kaunas, Lithuania, was completed in 1960. Its dam created the Kaunas Reservoir. Owned by Lietuvos Energija, it operates in conjunction with the Kruonis Pumped Storage Plant.[1][2]

The plant, which has a capacity of 100.8 megawatts, generated 316 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2002.[3][4] It supplies about 3% of the electrical demand in Lithuania.[1]

A renovation was begun in 2005, with work to be performed in partnership with the multinational conglomerate Alstom. The first phase was completed in November 2008; completion is scheduled for the end of 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Kauno HE modernizavimas" (in Lithuanian). Lietuvos Energija. Archived from the original on 2007-07-22. Retrieved 2008-01-09.
  2. ^ "Modelling the effect of the Hydroelectric pumped storage plant on hydrodynamic regime of the Kaunas Reservoir in Lithuania". Nordic Association for Hydrology, Lyngby, DANEMARK via cat.inist. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  3. ^ "Small hydro showcase". International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
  4. ^ "Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development" (PDF). United Nations. Retrieved 2009-01-07.

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Coordinates: 54°52′27″N 23°59′56″E / 54.87417°N 23.99889°E / 54.87417; 23.99889