RO1000203: Modernisation of 3 hydro units in Portile de Fier I hydro station
Last updated 29 Mar 13
ITL project ID RO1000203
Project title Modernisation of 3 hydro units in Portile de Fier I hydro station
Project location Drobeta Turnu Severin
Host Party Romania
Other Party Netherlands
Type of Project
Fee to be paid
Sectoral scope(s) 1: Energy industries (renewable/non-renewable sources)
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 879340.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
Baseline study (799 KB)
Re-determinaton Report (248 KB)
Monitoring Plan (1544 KB)
Unqualified Validation report (178 KB)
LoA from Romania (4880 KB)
Verification Report 2008 - 2011 (456 KB)
Verification Report 2012 (448 KB)

Project related text:
The project comprised the modernization of three out of six turbine units of the Romanian side of the Portile de Fier I hydropower plant. The aim oh the project is to increase the capacity of each unit from 175 MW to 194,5 MW by refurbishing the turbine, the generator and the electrical excitation system. The operating period of the hydro units will be extended with 30 years. Portile de Fier I is the largest hydropower dam in Romania. It is currently being renovated to extend its technical lifetime and to displace fossil fuel electricity, which has a significant positive environmental impact, in particular regarding the emission of SO2. The emissions reduction is done by replacement of electricity coming from the Romanian grid.
The project consists of the following activities:
 - Refurbishment of the turbines and of the control system;
 - Rehabilitation of generators by repairing and replacing parts;
 - Improvement of the air cooling system by new coolers and an additional electric breaking system;
 - Replacing the existing warning and fire extinguishing systems by a water spray system in line with European standards;
 - Replacing static excitation systems both for main and auxiliary generators;
 - Complete replacement of automation, electric protections and a 0,4 kV distributor.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 719858.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)