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Energy Museum

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. In accordance with good corporate social responsibility practices of international energy suppliers, the museum documents and promotes the energy heritage recognised in Latvia and internationally and preserves it for the future.

The Energy Museum has the status of a state-accredited museum, which confirms its compliance with the laws and regulations governing the Latvian museum sector and its ability to ensure the sustainable conservation of the energy heritage.

The exhibition of the Energy Museum is located in Kegums – at the site where the beginnings of the unified energy system of Latvia and of the Group can be found.The museum is a unique place where anyone interested, from a curious child to an expert in the field, can learn new things about the development of the Latvian energy industry. The generating facility of Plavinas HPP in Aizkraukle now features a new interactive exhibition where digital technologies allow visitors to gain insight into Plavinas HPP from the beginning of its construction until its evolvement into the largest power generating facility in Latvia. The museum’s diverse collection is stored at 19 Andrejostas Street in Riga and in Kegums.

The Energy Museum occupies a special place in the family of Latvian museums, as it holds the collection of glass plate photo negatives of the cameraman and photographer Eduards Kraucs (1898–1977), depicting the construction of Kegums Hydropower Plant (1936–1940) and included in the Latvian National Register of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme. 

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