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January 10, 2022

Gavet, France

By Carmen

Gavet is a 92MW hydro power project. It is located on Romanche river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 92 92 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France Electricite de France

Description

The project is developed and owned by Electricite de France.

Gavet is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 270m. The project generated 560 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,294.79m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2020.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 46MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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.

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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