Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


Evaluation of technical condition of the infrastructure and penstock site for the Kruonis PSPP Expansion
CEF Energy
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December 2017 to September 2019
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Lietuvos energijos gamyba, AB (Lithuania)

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European Commission, DG ENER

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)

European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E)

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April 2019


The Action contributes to the implementation of the Project of Common Interest (PCI) 4.7. “Capacity increase of hydro-pumped storage in Lithuania — Kruonis” which aims to install a new 225 MW variable speed (asynchronous) unit.

The Action aims to prepare a study in order to assess the condition of the technological infrastructure built in 1985 and its suitability for the implementation of the Kruonis pumped storage power plant (PSPP) PCI. The Action consists of two parts:
a) data collection and testing related to the concrete strength of the building, characteristics of penstock poles and the geology of the penstock area
b) the analysis of the data gathered and the preparation of summary reports which will include concrete strength protocols, geological survey report, technical documentation regarding the depth and structural integrity of the poles.

Once the Action is completed the PCI could enter the Final Investment Decision's phase.