Switzerland starts synchronising a 900 MW hydro plant to the grid

11 Aug 2020

A first pump turbine of the 900 MW Nant de Drance pumped-storage hydropower plant in the canton of Valais (Switzerland) has been synchronised to the grid. The plant comprises six pump turbines linked to engine generators, each with a capacity of 150 MW. The project will be fully operational by the end of 2021. The project, which required a investment of CHF2.2bn (€2bn), is developed by Alpiq (39%), SBB (36%), IWB (15%) and FMV (10%).

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