Powerplant V – Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy

Power Plant V / Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy

A long abandoned hydroelectric power station in Italy.

Visited April 2015  Italy Italy Derelict

Centrale Iddroelettrica was a hydroelectric power station in Italy, built in the early 1900s. The power plant was built at the foot of a mountain and power was produced using the energy of water stored at the top. Water could be pumped back up during times when demand for electricity was low, and stored for peak times.

The power plant was heavily damaged during the second world war and as a result its capacity had to re significantly reduced. The plant remained in operation until its closure in the 1970s and has been left to decay ever since. Most of the equipment has now been removed, but an old control panel and one of the turbines remain.

Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Walkway leading to the control room
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Walkway leading to the control room
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Arches and walkway
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Arches and walkway
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - The two turbine halls viewed from walkway
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – The two turbine halls viewed from walkway
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Hydroelectric turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Hydroelectric turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Side view of turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Side view of turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Overview of turbine hall
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Overview of turbine hall
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - another view of the hydroelectric turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – another view of the hydroelectric turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Vertical hydroelectric turbine
Vertical hydroelectric turbine
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Control room
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Control room
 
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Arches
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Arches
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Empty turbine hall
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Empty turbine hall
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy - Cart in turbine hall basement
Centrale Idroelettrica, Italy – Cart in turbine hall basement
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