20/09/2010 – ENERGY: CROATIA, FIRST HYDROELECTRIC PLANT IN 20 YEARS

ZAGREB – The first hydroelectric power plant constructed in Croatia in the last 20 years was put into operation yesterday. It will reduce the countries dependence on imported electricity by 7-8 %. The hydroelectric plaint, built in Lesce on the Dobra River, in central Croatia, has 42.3 megawatts of power and will annually produce 98 gig watt/hour. The structure cost the Croatian government 90 million euros. Croatia up until now imported 20% of its required electric energy and thanks to the new plant this figure should decrease to 12-13%. Croatia’s energetic strategy foresees the attainment of complete independence in 2020.
Source: Vecchio sito IPA

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