Works on the renovation of one of the oldest power plants in the Balkans into the technical museum of energy will start in Delibasino village in the Trapisti, near Banja Luka.
Predrag Klincov from the Management Board of PE “Elektrokrajina” a.d. Banja Luka noted that this company is currently performing preparatory works for the beginning of realization of the project of renovation and conversion of the devastated facility of the old hydroelectric power plant “Delibasino Selo” into a technical museum of energy.
Klincov explained that the main reason for the realization of this project is the need for protection and preservation of the authentic appearance of the facility and the plant of one of the oldest hydropower plants in the region of Balkans. They are planning permanent setting of internal and external exhibits that will demonstrate the development of electrification in the region of Krajina from its beginnings back in 1899 until today.
“We believe that the future technical museum in Delibasino village will become an important and frequently visited cultural and historical object that will enrich the tourist offer of the city of Banja Luka,” noted Klincov.
To recall, Hydroelectric Power Plant “Delibasino Selo” became operational back in 1899 for the needs of premises and industrial plants of the Catholic Order in Trapisti near Banja Luka.
The City Administration, some public service stations, two railway stations in the suburbs and the city center received the electricity thanks to the electricity that was produced by the plant “Delibasino Selo” back in 1902, as well as several households that were located in the vicinity of the hydroelectric power plant.
Until the year of 1922, this power plant was the only supplier of electricity to the city until the opening of the thermal power plant in the village Laus.