São Pedro do Sul

9.6 MW Hydropower plant, Portugal

Technical Data
Total installed capacity9.6 MW
Turbine typeFrancis
Number of turbines2
Modular flow8.45 m3/s
Net head69.7 m

Project description

The hydropower plant of São Pedro do Sul is located in the municipality of São Pedro do Sul, in the district of Viseu. It uses the water of the Vouga River. The hydropower plant consist of  two 750 rpm turbines, a 7 m high dam with a storage reservoir, followed by a 3.96 km TBM tunnel, a 100 m penstock and a power house.

Start of production was in 1994. The plant was sold in 2011.

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