Val di Sole achieves self-sufficiency in energy

Autor: Andreas Pointinger , 04.11.2019

The municipality of Malè in Val di Sole in Trentino has been relying on hydroelectric power for several years. Between 2014 and 2016, a consortium of users from the region developed four ...

... hydroelectric power stations on the Rabbies, the local mountain river, which were mostly rebuilt, renewed and renovated. The completion of this cascade formed the Rabbies 4 power station, which was officially commissioned in August 2016. The small hydroelectric power station was equipped with two identical vertical Francis turbines from Tschurtschenthaler. Today, the turbine duo generates around 2.2 million kilowatt hours. This means an increase in power generation of around 30 percent according to the operators. A real milestone achievement for Malè, the capital of Val di Sole. After all, the municipality is now able to claim complete self-sufficiency in energy.

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The main town of the Val di Sole, Malè, uses its renew­able resources and relies on hydropower. Meanwhile, the community is considered energy self-sufficient.

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