Information Centre of the Štěchovice Hydro Power Station
Free excursion! New: Virtual tour! The Štěchovice Hydro Power Station was built between 1938 and 1947. The concrete dam with granite revetment is 22.5 m high and 120 m long. This waterworks includes a lock chamber, which overcomes the difference of 19.10 m between the lower and upper water levels and is unique in Europe, and also the reservoir of the pumped-storage power station Homole with a total capacity of 0.5 million m3, and two steel penstock shafts of 1.7 to 2 m diameter and length 590 m.
The medium-head part of the power station with 2 Kaplan turbines with total installed capacity of 22.5 MW (2x11.25 MW) was commissioned in 1944. The pumped-storage power station was initially built between 1941 and 1947. After many years of intensive exploitation, it was shut down in 1991 and reconstructed between 1991 and 1996. Instead of two sets arranged in three stages of total capacity of 42 MW it is now equipped with a single set of a reversing Francis turbine and a motor generator. The set is installed in an underground generator room built in a pit which is approximately 45 m high. The power station includes also two outdoor switching stations, 110 kV and 22 kV. Both parts of the power station are fully automatic and are controlled remotely from the Control Room of the Vltava Cascade. When you visit the power station, you will be taken at first to see the Information Centre.
- Information boards with information about the beauty of the surrounding nature
- Interesting and unique photographs documenting the history of building the power station
- Information boards cross-sections of the key units of the technological equipment
- An interesting 20 minute film about hydro power stations, how they work, about turbines, etc.
A visit to the Information Centre includes also a tour of the power station. Štěchovice are situated directly on the7 EV 7, Vltavská Cycle Route.
When we are open?
All year round, always after a preliminary booking
Tel.: (+420) 602 107 453, (+420) 608 308 759, (+420) 211 026 111
Please order you booking on working days from 08:00 to 15:00. It is necessary to book at least 3 days in advance.
Information about the Centre and placing orders for excursions
Information center of the Stechovice Hydro power stations.,
Vodní elektrárny provoz Štěchovice
Prof. Vl. Lista 329
252 07 Štěchovice
GPS Hydroelectric Power Plant Štěchovice and Information Centre : 49°50'46.496"N, 14°25'11.143"E
GPS Hydroelectric Power Plant Slapy: 49°49'25.413"N, 14°26'13.590"E