Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Inauguration of Pumped Storage Power Plant at Valais

The Nanette de Drans Pumped Storage Power Plant at Finhaut VS is located in an underground cavern between the two reservoirs Imosan and Vieux-Imosan. Work on raising the height of the Vieux-Emosson Dam (pictured) was delayed due to alpine conditions at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level. M. specially shaped.

The Nantes de Drans Pumped Storage Power Plant is located in an underground cavern between two reservoirs Imosan and Vieux-Imosan in the municipality of Finhot in Lower Valais. The facility makes use of the 300 m difference in elevation between the two artificial lakes.

The plant can store approximately 20 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which corresponds to a capacity of 400,000 electric car batteries. According to operator Alpic, the power plant plays a key role in stabilizing the Swiss and European power grids. Construction took fourteen years and cost approximately two billion Swiss francs.

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