Genissiat is a 420MW hydro power project. It is located on Rhone river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1938 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1948.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 420 420 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France Compagnie Nationale du Rhone


The project is developed and owned by Compagnie Nationale du Rhone. The company has a stake of 100%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 56 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 64.5m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1938 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1948.

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 72MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 79 MVA.

About Compagnie Nationale du Rhone

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone SA (CNR) a subsidiary of Engie SA, is a renewable energy company that produces electricity through renewable energy sources. The company designs and operates river and industrial facilities, including dams, hydropower plants, small hydropower plants, mini hydropower plants, wind farms, solar power plants, dikes, locks, and business parks. It also develops industrial and port sites, marinas, mooring points and leisure areas on the river. CNR offers engineering services related to hydroelectric development and development of waterways. The company has operations in Condrieu, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Bourg-les-Valence cedex, and Paris, France. CNR is headquartered in Lyon, France.


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