The Energy Museum of Latvenergo Group is inviting everybody to take a look at the Virtual Energy Museum, complete with an animation of a wind power plant, an educational game and interactive maps for a fascinating exploration of energy history and the development of Latvenergo Group. The digital collection has been complemented by 500 images of objects from the energy sector and the development of the Group, giving a broader insight into the Energy Museum’s collection.
The Virtual Energy Museum features animation on the generation of environmentally friendly electricity in a wind power plant. Wind is an inexhaustible resource and its use is becoming more efficient as technology advances. The animation shows how a wind turbine is built, how it works, how wind energy is transformed into electricity, how it is passed on to customers, how it provides comfort in the household and how it can charge an electric car.
Everyone is invited to test their knowledge by playing an educational game about energy generation. By answering trivia questions, you can find out interesting facts about the history of energy in Latvia and the Latvenergo Group. The website features an interactive map of Latvenergo power plants today, as well as the development of the 88 kilovolts (kV) and 110 kV transmission electrical network from the start-up of Ķegums HPP in 1939 to 1960.
The Digital Collection has been enhanced by 500 images of museum objects, including outstanding photographs of the construction of the Ķegums power plant taken by Kegums HPP construction engineers in 1936-1937. The photographs also show the development of electricity supply in Kurzeme in the 20th century – the construction of the Liepāja and Ventspils power stations and power lines. There are also images of flags, pennants, communication and computing devices used by Latvenergo. In total, 3500 images of energy heritage objects are available in the Digital Collection, giving a broader insight into the Energy Museum’s collection.