HUČÁK HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION
Art Nouveau power station on the Hučák weir
The small hydroelectric power station Labe (Hučák) is located at the weir of the same name Hučák on the river Elbe in Hradec Králové. It was built in 1909 and put into operation in 1912. It was originally equipped with three three-stage Francis turbines with a total claimed output of 618 kW, which were replaced in 1925 due to operational deficiencies with three single-stage low-speed Francis turbines, each with an output of 270 kW, manufactured by Elektrotechnická akciová společnost, formerly Kolben a spol. Praha. These turbines, along with the original electric generators and other equipment, are still in operation. The power station building, built in Art Nouveau style according to the design of architect František Sander, together with the weir forms an important architectural object.