The Zagra plant is located in the Rodna Mountains, Bistrita County on the Zagra River. The Zagra River flows south from the Rodna Mountains until its confluence with the Somesul Mare River.
|Location||Bistrita Nasaud, Romania|
|Total Estimated Annual Production, Fully Constructed||5,000 MWh|
|Green Certificates Delivered||2.3/MWh|
The plant consists of two intakes and three powerhouses. The upper generating plant, Zagra 1, is a 450 kW run-of-river plant with a concrete diversion weir and intake, a 3.03 km buried glass-reinforced plastic penstock and a concrete powerhouse with a 4-jet vertical axis Pelton turbine. The second generating plant, Zagra 2 is a 310 kW plant that draws flow from a second intake located downstream of Zagra 1, has a 2.38 km buried penstock, a concrete powerhouse with a 4-jet vertical axis Pelton turbine. The lower generating plant, Zagra 3 is a 670 kW plant that draws flow directly from the tailrace of Zagra 2, has a 5.9 km buried penstock and again, a concrete powerhouse with a 4-jet vertical axis Pelton turbine.
The combined installed capacity of the three plants is 1.43 MW. The Zagra hydroelectric plants have access to a watershed area of 27.5 km2. The total power generated by these plants is estimated to be 5,000 MWh per year upon completion of the third powerhouse. The Zagra Project is expected to receive 2.3 GCs per MWh supplied into the grid, with no GCs restricted from trading.