- Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power plant, August 2005 This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Power generating station
Power generating station – 82 MW capacity
Ardnacrusha, County Clare.
Siemens-Schuckert / local labour force.
150 German Engineers + 5000 local labour force
Irish Free State / ESB
Initial budget of £5 200 000
Lossess of RM 24 500 000 [6.4] absorbed by Siemens-Schuckert
1934 – Fourth Kaplan turbine (in addition to 3 original Francis turbines) generating 30 MW installed by Siemens Schuckert.
1996 – New control room designed by architect Vincent Coleman for ESB International allowing for full automation of the power station. Ardnacrusha Control Room won RIAI Regional Award in 1996.
2017 – Refurbishment of Visitor Centre and reinstatement of the original reception hall in the generator building.