Moglicë hydropower plant
Moglicë hydropower plant is located in the districts of Korçë and Elbasan, in the municipalities of Maliq, Korçë and Gramsh in Albania.
2020Entered into operation
184 MWInstalled capacity
450 GWhAnnual production
Construction of Moglicë hydropower plant started in 2015. Following the commissioning phase, the plant began commercial operations on 22 June 2020. Moglicë was the second hydropower plant to be completed by Devoll Hydropower Sh.A. (DHP), an Albanian-registered company, owned and operated by Statkraft.
Devoll Hydropower builds, owns and operates hydropower plants in cascade along the Devoll River in southeast Albania, based on a concession agreement signed between Statkraft and the Government of Albania.
Moglicë hydropower plant utilizes a head of 300 metres between 650 and 350 metres above sea level. The approximately 167 metres high dam is an asphalt-core rock-filled structure and is one the highest of its kind in the world. The reservoir has a storage capacity of approximately 400 million cubic metres and a surface area of approximately 7.2 square kilometres.
The plant receives water through a 10.7 kilometres long tunnel from the Moglicë reservoir and is equipped with two Francis turbine units and a small unit at the toe of the dam. The installed capacity is 184 MW with an average annual production of 450 GWh.
Moglicë hydropower plant is part of the Devoll Hydropower Project which consists of development, planning, construction and operation of both Banja and Moglicë, with a total installed capacity of approximately 256 MW and a planned annual production of approximately 700 GWh.
The concession agreement also includes an option for a third hydropower plant, Kokel.