Airolo is a 58MW hydro power project. It is located on Ticino river/basin in Ticino, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1942 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1945.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 58 58 Active Ticino, Switzerland Alpiq Holding


The project was developed by Alpiq Holding and is currently owned by Azienda Elettrica Ticinese with a stake of 100%.

Airolo is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 25 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 996m. The project generated 100 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 29MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 30 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1942 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1945.

About Alpiq Holding

Alpiq Holding AG (Alpiq) is a provider of energy services. It offers comprehensive services in the energy generation and marketing, and energy optimization and electromobility fields. The company produces electricity using hydro, nuclear, wind, and solar photovoltaics. Alpiq trades energy and wide range of solutions and services in European exchanges; and optimizes the energy flow between energy producers, prosumers, and consumers. It is owned by EOS Holding SA, EDF Alpes Investissements Sarl, Swiss minority shareholders and free float. The company has power plants in Bulgaria, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Hungary. Alpiq is headquartered in Lausanne, Luzern, Switzerland.


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