On October 2nd Slovenian based hydro power plant Brežice marked the start of its production. The unit has an accumulation system. Planned annual production of HPP Brežice is 161 GWh. HPP Brežice is considered a multipurpose project, as besides the production of electricity, it also aims to contribute to water flow management, flood and groundwater protection and the increase of drinking water supply. The construction of the 45 MW HPP started in March 2014 and cost an estimated €261 million, makes €5.8 million per each net megawatt of its output.