Bulgaria Belmeken-Sestrimo-Momina Klisura cascade is ready for upcming winter season

National Electric Company of Bulgaria successfully completed the rehabilitation of hydro unit at PAVEC Belmeken after conducting 72-hour tests in real operating conditions. The unit has a power generation capacity of 75 MW. At this moment, 4 out of 5 hydro units in pumped storage hydropower PAVETS Belmeken have been successfully rehabilitated, the last hydro unit is yet to be rehabilitated.

The available power of the “Belmeken-Sestrimo-Momina Klisura” pumped storage hydropower cascade for the autumn-winter season will be at its full capacity of 735 MW, with which NEK EAD will guarantee security of supply and reliable operation of the electricity system. At the moment, the rehabilitation of 7 of the 9 hydro units from the cascade has been completely completed.

In its capacity as a public supplier, NEK guarantees, first of all, the security of electricity supplies for customers of final suppliers and participates in providing the reserve for regulating the electricity system. The company also trades on the open market, using all BNEB platforms. 

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