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January 5, 2022

Handeck 1, Switzerland

By Carmen

Handeck 1 is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located in Bern, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project commenced construction in 1925.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Bern, Switzerland Kraftwerke Oberhasli


The project was developed by Kraftwerke Oberhasli. The project is currently owned by BKW Energie with a stake of 50% and Kraftwerke Oberhasli.

The gross head of the project is 547m. The project generated 160 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines.

Development Status

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The project commenced construction in 1925.

Contractors Involved

GE Factory Elektrothyazhmash supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About Kraftwerke Oberhasli

Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (KWO) is a producer of hydroelectricity. It executes generation of power and maintenance of hydroelectric power plants and water dams. The company distributes drinking water in its operating region besides undertaking construction of complex power projects. The hydro power plants receive water from company operated reservoirs. The company also carries out the furthering of pollution-free mobility, landscape maintenance and new, sustainable energy forms. It has projects in the areas of biogas and geothermics. Its reservoirs include Grimselsee, Oberaarsee, Raterichsbodensee, Gelmersee, Totensee, Trubtensee, Mattenalpsee, and Engstlensee. Its dams include Oberaar, hospital lamb, Raterichsboden, Gelmer, Totensee, Trubtensee, and Mattenalp. KWO is headquartered in Innertkirchen, Switzerland.


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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