KWO – Grimsel 1-E Pumped Storage Power Plant 150 MW – Switzerland - Project Profile
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KWO Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO) a partner of KWO, is undertaking a pumped storage power plant between Grimsel and Räterichsboden lakes in Switzerland.
The project involves the construction of a 150MW pumped storage power plant, a penstock, a shaft, water tunnel, a 60m detour above sea level, powerhouses, access, cable and drainage tunnel, the installation of turbines and the laying of transmission lines.
IUB Engineering AG and IM Maggia Engineering AG were appointed as project management contractors.
In September 2014, the public voting was held, and the local community and planning authority approved preliminary approval for the project.
In June 2015, the project was put on hold due to low electricity prices.
KWO resumes planning process for the project.
Construction is scheduled to commence in 2019.
The project involves the construction of a 150MW pumped storage power plant in Switzerland.
The US$170 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a penstock
2. Construction of a shaft
3. Construction of a water tunnel
4. Construction of a 60m detour above sea level
5. Construction of powerhouses
6. Installation of turbines
7. Laying of transmission lines
8. Construction of related facilities
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