300 km north of the Norwegian capital Oslo, at the river Smådøla, a new small-scale hydropower station is being constructed, which will provide 12,000 households with clean energy.
The Lixhe hydro-electric power plant is situated some 10 kilometres south of Maastricht. Currently operated by the Belgian electricity supplier EDF Luminus, the plant commenced operations in 1980.
Floods like the ones in 1999 and in October 2012 showed the kind of natural forces at work in the area where the Ill flows into the Rhine – and the massive amounts of bed-load carried by the river in extreme situations.
The Dolgarrog plant is one of the most important hydropower plants in Wales, not only from a historical point of view but also because of its significance for the Welsh electricity industry.
Energy is beside water probably the most crucial thing people need for living and developing. Without it social development couldn’t raise as fast as seen in the past at high industrialized countries.
More and more communities in the Alps want to utilise the potential energy that resides in the sources situated at high altitude by having a drinking water power plant.
Thanks to a clever participation model, the project enterprise behind the new Stanzer Valley power plant in the Tyrolean Oberland region is very diversified.
Since 2005, the Ukrainian company Kommertsconsult has been actively involved in renewable energies in Transcarpathia, in the western part of Ukraine.
The island state of Sri Lanka has quite a long history of hydropower utilisation. This is one of the reasons why the quality of hydropower machines from the alpine region are highly appreciated here.
As a rule, large-scale combined cycle gas and steam power plants consume immense volumes of cooling water. In many cases consumption is so high that it makes sense to install hydroelectric facilities.