“Vrla III” HPP is located in the village of Masurica, at the Masurica River right-hand bank. Its special characteristic is a complex system of underground, horizontal and vertical tunnels, which serve as this HPP’s storage. Beside water that it receives from the “Vrla II” HPP, this HPP also uses the water from the tributaries in its own sub-basin, i.e. Vrla River, Romanovska River and Masurica River.
The HPP was first synchronized in 1957.
The most important characteristics of the “Vrla III” HPP and its appurtenant structures are given below:
|Total volume||0.05 million m3|
|Maximum head||197.4 (192.3) m|
|Minimum head||168.3 m|
|Installed discharge||18.4 m3/s|
|Installed power||28.95 (13.3, 17.02) MW|
|Annual electricity generation||73 GWh|
|Number of units||2|
(Source: JP EPS Web site)