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November 24, 2021

Bieudron, Switzerland

By Carmen

Bieudron is a 1,269MW hydro power project. It is located on Lake Dix river/basin in Valais, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1998.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,269 1,269 Active Valais, Switzerland Grande Dixence


The project was developed by Grande Dixence. Alpiq Holding, Axpo Power, BKW Energie and Industrielle Werke Basel are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60%, 13.33%, 13.33% and 13.33% respectively.

The gross head and net head of the project are 1,883m and 1,869m respectively. Bieudron underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2005-2009. The project generated 2,402 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1998.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of pelton turbines, each with 423MW nameplate capacity.

ABB supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 465 MVA.


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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