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Plat

plat The continuation of the Župa promenade leads through the village of Plat, the last village of the Župa valley. Formerly this was a small excursion centre, now it is a large hydro power station. The karst rivers are led into the Grančarevo lake below Bileća and are used to turn the large turbines of the new power station (Grančarevo - Dubrovnik)...


The continuation of the Župa promenade leads through the village of Plat, the last village of the Župa valley. Formerly this was a small excursion centre, now it is a large hydro power station. The karst rivers are led into the Grančarevo lake below Bileća and are used to turn the large turbines of the new power station (Grančarevo - Dubrovnik). The dam at Grančarevo is 107 meters high and over half a million cubic of reinforced concrete has been built into it. The waters is led through tunnels 16 1/2 km long to the turbine house of the Dubrovnik power station. The material dug out of the tunnels could be used to build a road 23km long, 10 meters wide and 2 meters high, while the engine room of te station could hold 20 housing units 40 by 10 by 12 meters. All this has been built into live rock. The Dubrovnik power station is the most important of the 6 power stations comprising this system.

The system holds 2 agregates producing 1 billion KWh, while there is space for 2 additional agregates. This was supposed to be a largest system in former Yugoslavia with enormous advantage to all surrounding areas in addition to 2,1 billion KWh of electric power annualy. The production of Plat hydro power station is around 550 milion KWh per annum.

Plat is connected with Dubrovnik by several daily bus lines. This was a workers settlement which has been reconstructed and adapted as a tourist resort. A small holiday home and an inn were there from before.