Environmental Impact Assessment for the existing hydroelectric power plants in the Acheloos River​

​​​Environmental Impact Assessment for the existing hydroelectric power plants in the Acheloos River

Country: Greece

Region: Sterea Ellada – Prefecture of Evritania and Aetoloakarnania 
Duration:  December 2003 – July 2007​

Client: PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION (PPC SA), Directorate of Hydroelectric Generation

Main characteristics:

  • Ex post analysis of the environmental impacts and environmental licensing procedure of existing big infrastructure works built prior to 1970
  • Environmental comparison of alternative solutions of the projects’ combined operation
  • Compilation of a plan of technical interventions so that the “environmentally problematic” conditions in the wider region of the works (i.e. formation of the river bed downstream of Stratos dam) can be improved
  • Evaluation – assessment of the environmental impacts that might be or have been caused during the project’s construction and operation phases

Important environmental issues:

  • Illegal disposal of solid and liquid waste in the reservoirs and the areas around the dams
  • Irrigation and water supply networks of Kastrakio dam
  • Environmental condition of the delta of the Acheloos river
  • Correlation of the environmental dimension of the works with the power generation of the Hydroelectric Power Plants and the wider electrification network in Sterea Ellada
  • Compilation of the recommended environmental interventions so that the best possible protection of the environment can be improved 

Similar projects:

  • Complementary contract with Hydroelectric Power Plant of Agia and Georgioupoli (Chania)
  • Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment of Havria dam and Havria dam networks in the prefecture of Chalkidiki
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the Diversion Works on the Acheloos river