History

Time line

1876

On land in the municipality cadaster, Josef Přibil from Nové Město nad Metují built a small, single-story building with a water-driven machine for folding yarn and its own weir.

1876

Removal of the machine, rebuilt as a mill

1879

New owners of the mill Jan and Anna Holeček from Černilov.

1903

Václav Holeček buys the mill from his parents.

1907

The mill burns down on the day of the Krčín fair.

1909

On the site of the mill, the Krčín municipality establishes a hydroelectricity plant with a Francis turbine, produced by the company Josef Prokop and Sons from Pardubice (52 pieces).

1910

Municipality power plant is established.

1910

Equipped with a diesel water turbine.

Diesel

1918

Annual production is 100,000 kWh.

1920

The Krčín municipality installs a second Francis turbine, produced by the company Bernard from Prague-Karlín (32 pcs, 40 and 25 kW generators).

1920

Engraved

Rytina

1927

Annual production 258,640 kWh.

1942

Modernization of the power plant behind Kaplan turbine, with installed output of 80 kW.

1942

Kaplan turbine

1994

Privatization of the Krčín Small-Scale Hydroelectricity Plant.

2011

Floods, shutting down of operation.

2020

Reconstruction and modernization of the Krčín hydro power plant.

2021

January – start of electricity generation

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