The Słupia, the Radunia, and the Wierzyca are rivers whose location and energy of water flow was taken advantage of to build hydroelectric power plants. Many of them are still operating and can be visited. The oldest such power plant in Europe, Struga, or the Radunia’s highest-situated plant in Bielkowo, are only a few of the facilities well worth seeing. The principles of physics, chemistry, and mathematics are contained in machines and post-industrial sites, and presented at thematic exhibitions, such as in the Hewelianum Centre.
The Strzegomino hydroelectric power plant on the Słupia
The station was constructed in the course of two years and started is activities in 1924. The fateful year of 1945 was disastrous for the facility.
The retreating German troops blew up the nearby bridges, blocking the power plant canal. It was not reopened until 1948. A picturesque element of the local landscape is the 460 m-long earthen dam that reaches 12.5 m in height, along with a 100ha reservoir. The length of the canal, called Konradowski, is 960 m. The station has three identical Francis turbines which generate 2400 KW of energy. The facility is located 59 km down the Słupia.