Run-of-river power plants

Run-of-river power plants

Run-of-river power plants are usually embedded in the course of an existing river. They make an important contribution to covering the base load of electricity by taking advantage of a constantly flowing water supply at the same time. The complex construction projects, mostly located in an existing body of water, require an optimum plant design taking into account the basic hydrological, geotechnical and logistics conditions. Difficult construction conditions due to tight spaces, flood risks and pits in a flow mean that the correct planning and design of run-of-river power plants is a challenging job for specialists.

Pöyry is able to rely on extensive expert know-how in the planning and realisation of run-of-river power plants, and is considered to be a proven specialist for new buildings as well as conversions during ongoing operation.