At the end of June, the exposition of the Energy Museum of Latvia’s electric utility company Latvenergo has opened its doors to visitors in Ķegums, with interactive possibilities for studying the history and development of the energy sector.
“We are very glad that after a half-a-year break we can welcome visitors to the Energy Museum,” said Ingrīda Lāce, International Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility Director. “The exposition presents the energy heritage, digital possibilities for visitors of different ages and interests for learning the history and development of the energy sector and the Latvenergo Group. Get inspired, learn new knowledge and experience on the national energy heritage and sustainability of the energy industry.”
The Energy Museum raises public awareness of the energy industry of Latvia and Latvenergo Group as well as stimulates young people’s interest in exact subjects and engineering professions.
Unique industrial heritage can be viewed outdoors – the historical turbine of Kegums hydropower plant (HPP) and the turbine of the Plavinas HPP.
Visitors are also welcome to view the digital exhibition Selection of museum storage collections, which was created in 2020 and shows digital images of 550 objects from the Museum collection. Visitors have the opportunity to see unique photos of Daugava hydropower plants, CHPP-1, CHPP-2, electricity transmission and distribution network, old power supply projects and bills for electricity, as well as view energy meters, working tools and accessories of electrical mechanics, electrical appliances used in households.
There are also many activities for the little ones who can practice their quick wits and agility by doing a jigsaw puzzle and learning about Daugava hydropower plants. The kinetic wall Path of electricity provides an interactive and engaging way of learning about electricity generation at Latvenergo, the electricity market, transmission, distribution and supply to users, as well as energy-efficient use of electricity.