Kaunas Hydroelectric Power PlantEdit profile
The Kaunas Hydroelectric Power Plant, located on the Nemunas River about 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) southeast of downtown 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.
The plant, which has a capacity of 100.8 megawatts, generated 316 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2002. It supplies about 3% of the electrical demand in Lithuania.
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.