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January 11, 2022

Aussois, France

By Carmen

Aussois is an 87MW hydro power project. It is located on Saint Benoit river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1939 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1947.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 87 87 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

Description

The project is currently owned by Electricite de France with a stake of 100%.

Aussois is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 600m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1939 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1947.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of pelton turbines, each with 26MW nameplate capacity.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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