Hydro-technical constructions

The Hydro-Electric Power Plant Szklarska Poręba I

Its owner at present is the “Tauron-Ekoenergia” Company with its branch in Jelenia Góra. The inside of the plant is unavailable for sightseeing. Alike the other hydrologic constructions built in the fourth quarter of the XIX century in the Sudety and Pogórze regions, the plant was using the water power to supply energy to the technological devices...

The Hydro-Electric Power Plant Szklarska Poręba II, The Museum

In 1872 Otto Pitz opened in Szklarska Poręba Średnia a paper and cardboard factory. On the other side of the Jelenia Góra’s highroad, he built a fair size villa in the Scandinavian style (today it is called “Zakopianka”). There were 15 workers employed in the factory. Originally, there was only a small power station there, which supplied electricity to the building paper and ground wood factory. It was equipped in one Francis’s system turbine, which was supplied water via a steel pipeline of a 1.1 meter diameter...

The Hydro-Power Plant "Włodzice Wielkie"

Włodzice Małe and Włodzice Wielkie are villages situated on both banks of the Bóbr river. There was a watermill working beside the river in 1786. On its place, on the 158.98th kilometer of the Bóbr river, there was a new power plant built between 1934 and 1935. To enable the proper drop of water, a weir (barrier) was built and a 240 meters long approach flume was dug up. The nominal drop was 6.3 meters and the discharge of water (nominal flow) was 20 m3/s, what enabled the two turbine sets to produce power of 1.008 Megawatts...