Exhibition “Development of Power Engineering in Latvia”
The exhibition gives an insight into the historical legacy of the Latvian energy industry. The outdoor exhibition acquaints visitors with large industrial exhibits in their natural environment – the turbine of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant installed in 1939, a part of the turbine from the Pļaviņas HPP, 110 kV and 20 kV outdoor commutations and other technological equipment.
A new interactive exhibit “Electricity in the City” to enhance visitors’ knowledge about the generation of green energy and the laws of physics involved. It is designed as a city with electricity provided by four different plants – a hydropower plant, a wind power plant, a combined heat and power plant and a solar power plant or solar panels, which visitors can activate digitally or manually.
Exhibition "Electricity Does Everything"
The exhibition represents a look back at the 20th century, showcasing the household electrical appliances used in Latvia, creating a more complete picture of the past and revealing stories about the diverse use of electricity.
Do we remember the first TV set, vacuum cleaner, washing machine or refrigerator bought in the family? Do we know how and why electricity consumption has increased and have we thought about the earlier safety warnings for using electrical appliances? The exhibitionserves as a reminder of the past, displaying the most interesting household appliances used in the 20th century, unique prepay electricity meters which could once be activated, just like payphones, by inserting money in order to use a certain amount of electricity, old electricity payment slips and bills, as well as various posters, including the series of posters on electrical safety created to the order of Latvenergo by Juris Dimiters, the most famous poster artist in Latvia, in the 1990s.
Digital exhibition "Kegums Hydropower Plant in the Photographs by Eduards Kraucs"
The digital exhibition Ķegums Hydropower Plant in Eduard Kraucs Photographs depicts the construction of the power plant from 1936-1940. The outstanding photography of prominent film documentary and photographer Eduards Kraucs (1898-1977) gives the viewer a sense of being present at the site 80 years ago. The photo story is complemented by fascinating facts from the Ķegums HPP construction diaries.
Those interested in the digital exhibition Ķegums Hydropower Plant in Eduards Kraucs Photographs can visit it at the Energy Museum exposition at Ķegums Boulevard 7/9, Ķegums and on the internet.