The Zhur hydroelectric power plant is a storage type hydroelectric power plant. The plant will be constructed southwest of Prizren in the area of the Prizren and Dragash/Sharr municipalities. The available gross heads of a maximum of some 683.5 m and a minimum of some 643 m are used at two power plants the HPP Zhur I close to Zhur village and the HPP Zhur II on the Drini i Bardhë River. All waters harnessed empty into the Drini i Bardhë River.
Hydroelectric power plants of the Zhur system as peaking hydroelectric power plants with the installed power of 305 MW, and average annual output of 397.59 GWh, will be integrated into the power supply system of Kosova through a switchyard, i.e. two 220 kV transmission lines. The HPP is assumed to be in operation for some 1,400 hours yearly.
Streams that will be harnessed by this hydropower system pass through the area of the Mt. Mali Sharrit massif and comprise catchment areas of the Lumi Plavë River and its tributaries, among which the most important are the rivers Lumi Brod and Lumi Restelic, and the catchment area of the Lumi Çaljane River with its tributaries. Waters collected in this area are conveyed by common conveyance systems of the rivers Lumi Çaljane, Lumi Restelic and Lumi Brod to the planned reservoirs at the Lumi Plavë River (Plavë Reservoir) and the field Fusha e Llopushnikut (Brezna Reservoir).
conveyance of streamflows from Mt. Mali Sharrit,
HPP Zhur I conveyance system and powerhouse, and
HPP Zhur II conveyance system and powerhouse.
gravity headrace tunnels of a total length of some 13.1 km
canal sections of a total length of some 7.08 km,
13 aqueducts (400 m)
siphon (150 m).
Plavë Reservoir formed by rockfill dam 210 meters long, 41 meters high
Brezna Reservoir formed by sealing the sinkholes in field Fusha e Llopushnikut
headrace pressure tunnel 3,100 meters
steel penstock 1,410 m long,
HPP Zhur I powerhouse - above-ground type
closed canal 520 meters
gravity headrace tunnel 1,835 meters
open canal about 560 meters
steel penstock about 152.40 meters
HPP Zhur II powerhouse - above-ground type
Catchment area F = 307.10 km2
Mean annual precipitation h = 958 mm
Mean annual flow Qav = 8.84 m3/s
Mean annual inflow volume Vav = 278.8 hm3
max. water level 980.40 m a.s.l.
total volume Vu = 7.4 hm3
effective storage capacity Vk = 4.9 hm3
max. water level 979.40 m a.s.l.
total volume Vu = 119 hm3
effective storage capacity Vk = 112 hm3
ZHUR I ZHUR II
maximum 589.40 m 94.15 m
minimum 555.25 m 87.94 m
maximum 583.93 m 93.52 m
minimum 533.38 m 85.41 m
Installed flow 2x25 m3/s 1x50 m3/s
Installed capacity 2x131 MW 1x43 MW
Annual output (average) 342.20 GWh 55.39 GWh
annual power output of approx. 400 GWh produced by renewable inexhaustible resource (water), which does not contaminate abiotic components such as: air, soil and water, has no hazardous effects to human health, and which would consequently improve the annual electricity balance in Kosova,
tertiary power system reserve
coverage of the variable part of the daily diagram (peaking),
ensuring continual sale of electricity along with major financial effects, or increase in value of less valuable energy produced in thermal power plants
ensuring cold standby with minimum water loss (as necessary) and hot reserves for thermal power plant capacities,
guaranteed supplies should electrical energy be exported,
load frequency and power control
environmental quality assurance and control,
opening new jobs,
improvement in conditions for day-trip tourism development,
improvement in conditions for sports and recreation at the reservoir and in the hinterland,
improvement in conditions for weekend resort development,
improvement in conditions for development of angling,
improvement in hunting conditions,
possibilities for cage fish farming in the reservoirs.
2. Executive Summary
A CD-ROM with comprehensive power point slide describing each task can be obtained from the LPTAP Project Office.