8.7 MW Hydropower plant, Portugal
|Total installed capacity||7.7 MW|
|Number of turbines||1|
|Modular flow||1.08 m3/s|
|Net head||387.3 m|
The hydropower plant, Ermida, is located in the municipality of Castro Daire, in the district of Viseu. It uses the water from Pombeiro River, a tributary of the Paiva River. The hydropower plant consist of a 750 rpm Pelton turbine, a 9 m high dam with a 2.5 m high flap gate and storage reservoir, followed by a 3.9 km penstock and a power house. The entire pipeline is buried in order to minimize any aesthetic or environmental impact.
Construction was completed in 1993 and the plant was sold in 2011.