Near Räpina in South Estonia stands the Leevaku hydroelectric plant, famous among Estonians thanks to the book "Järvesuu Boys' Brigade" by Juhan Smuul. In the summer, the building hosts a museum that tells the power plant's history and demonstrated the technology used to harness the might of water.
The facility, owned by AS Generaator, is a working electricity producer, contributing to the use of renewable energy. You can watch the power plant's mechanisms at work using cameras, and check out the dam that directs the water's flow, the two turbines, and the process of making electricity.
The hydroelectric plant's building was constructed in 1933, but the first mill to use the force of the Võhandu river' flow was erected here as far back as 1835. Water power was used drive a flour mill, a saw mill, and a woolworking facility.