The Hydro Power Plant “Jablanica”, located in the same named town, is the first and largest power plant on the river Neretva. It was built in two phases from 1947 to 1955 and from 1955 to 1958. Electricity production in the power plant began in February 1955.

After the construction it was the largest hydropower facility in the former Yugoslavia. Taking photos of it is forbidden, which is indicated by many traffic signs along the way. I'm not really sure why that's the case. But I managed to get some sneak peeks anyway. :)

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The autumn colors shielded the forbidden views, but gave enough away, to make the scene intriguing.

Further up stream, you will find the magnificent Jablanica Dam, which I didn't get to visit that day, but I found an image online, to show it's grandness.

Are there any hydro power plants nearby in your corners of the world?
I think they are much prettier and organic sights then nuclear power plants.


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