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The exhibition of Power Industry Museum - Kegums Hydroelectric Power Station
The exhibition of the Power Industry Museum is set up in an authentic environment in Kegums, on the left bank of the Daugava river in the territory of Kegums powers station. The exhibited collection of technological equipment and items provide an overview on producing, transferring and distributing electricity, depicts the work routine of an electro mounter, introduces to the history of construction and functioning of Daugava power stations.
A peculiar accent to the authentic environment is the first turbine of Kegums Hydroelectric Power Station installed in 1939, part of the work wheel of Plavinas Hydroelectric Power Station’s turbine, 110 kV and 20 kV outdoor commutation systems, all exhibited outdoors. The pumps, compressors, turbine regulator, assembly wrenches, control panels, low voltage equipments etc. have been set up in the pavilions.
Kegums exhibition has one of the oldest displays in the museum – “Siemens Schuckert” ammeter installed in Liepaja Direct Current Power Station in 1899.
Museum visitors can watch newsreels, videos on producing, transferring and distributing electricity as well as movies for pupils on electrical safety.