Etzelwerk Altendorf is a 135MW hydro power project. It is located on Altendorf Limmat river/basin in Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1932 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1937.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 135 135 Active Switzerland Etzelwerk


The project was developed by Etzelwerk and is currently owned by Swiss Rail (SBB)-Axpo AG Consortium.

The gross head of the project is 480m. The project generated 260 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 7 turbines.

The project has 6 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 18 MVA.

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Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1932 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1937.


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