Overhaul of Oldest Power Plant on Soča River Complete


The investor, Soške elektrarne Nova Gorica, replaced the turbine and accessory systems as well as the generator with the entire equipment, according to a press release from the Infrastructure and Spatial Planning Ministry.

Four more plants on the Soča River are currently operational – Doblar 2, Plave 1, Plave 2 and Solkan. Plave 1 is the second oldest plant on the river, launched in 1940.

According to the ministry, the overhaul of Doblar 1 will not result in a greater output, but will increase efficiency.

According to Soške elektrarne director Vladimir Gabrijelčič, Plave 1 is also slated for overhaul, with one of the generators expected to be replaced in 2015.