Lukin Vir HPP

Location of dam and HPP

“Lukin Vir” dam is planned at the chainage km 168+700 in the region of the village of Trešnjevo. The location belongs to the municipality Trešnjevo; the nearest town is Berane.

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Profile hydrological properties from original documentation

Basic profile hydrological properties (as given in the original technical documentation) are:

  • Basin area: 905 km2,
  • Mean discharge: 36.4 m3/s,
  • Ecological flow: 4.9 m3/s and
  • Flood discharge referent for design of spillways: 1,705 m3/s (Q0.01).

Dam properties

Basic dam properties are:

  • Dam type: rock fill,
  • Dam crest elevation: 742 m.a.s.l,
  • Storage evacuation structures: gated spillway, 3 fields.

Storage properties

Basic storage properties are:

  • Regular water level: 740 m.a.s.l,
  • Minimum operating water level: 730 m.a.s.l,
  • Active volume: 12 million m3,
  • Ratio between active volume and mean annual inflow: 0.01.

The storage is used for regulation of water coming from the direct basin (from the tributary Zlorečica River), as well as the compensation basin for the upstream peak-load plant “Andrijevica” HPP.

Conduit properties

The plant belongs to the non-diversion type.

HPP/Powerhouse properties

Basic HPP/powerhouse properties are:

  • Plant type: non-diversion, storage,
  • Unit type: Kaplan,
  • Number of units: 2,
  • Installed discharge: 100 m3/s,
  • Headrace water level: 740 m.a.s.l,
  • Tailrace water level: 720 m.a.s.l,
  • Gross head: 20.0 m,
  • Head loss: 0.5 (assumed)
  • Net head: 19.5 m (nominal),
  • Installed power: 13.3  MW and
  • Mean annual electricity generation: 50  GWh.

Source: IWRM Country Report for Montenegro, COWI, Stucky and Jaroslav Cerni Water Institute, 2017