Coche is a 560MW hydro power project. It is located on Cuvette de la Coche river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1976.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 560 560 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France Electricite de France


The project is developed and owned by Electricite de France. The company has a stake of 100%.

Coche is a pumped storage project.

Coche (Coche Existing) consists of 4 units of francis turbines with 80MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1976.

Contractors Involved

Coche (Coche Extension) is equipped with Andritz Hydro pelton turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 240MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the Coche (Coche Extension). The generator capacity is 290 MVA.

About Electricite de France

Electricite de France SA (EDF) is an integrated electricity provider. It has operations in the generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply, trading, energy services and other related services. The company produces electricity using nuclear, hydro, gas, fuel oil, coal and other renewable sources. EDF also carries out hydrocarbon exploration and production, waste recovery, gas supply, provides energy and environmental services, and manages heating and cooling networks, produces renewable energies, and industrial utilities. The company serves various residential, industrial, commercial, local authorities, companies and professionals in Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and other regions. EDF is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.


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