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The development of hydropower in Poland will belong to the so-called: Small Hydroelectric Power Plants (MEW). They have many advantages:

  • they do not pollute the environment and can be installed in a lot of locations on small watercourses
  • they can be designed and built in 1-2 years, the equipment is widely available and technology well known
  • their technical simplicity results the high reliability and long service life
  • they require less staff and can be remotely controlled
  • the field dissipation shortens the transmission distance and reduces the associated costs.