Hongrin is a 480MW hydro power project. It is located on Lac de l’Hongrin river/basin in Vaud, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1966 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||480||480||–||Active||Vaud, Switzerland||Forces Motrices Hongrin-Leman|
The project was developed by Forces Motrices Hongrin-Leman. Romande Energie Commerce, Alpiq Holding, Groupe E and City of Lausanne are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 41.14%, 39.29%, 13.14% and 6.43% respectively.
Hongrin is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 52 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 878m. The project generated 520 GWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1966 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.
Hongrin (Hongrin Phase I) is equipped with Andritz Hydro pelton turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines.
Hongrin (Hongrin Phase II Extension ) is equipped with Andritz Hydro pelton turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 120MW nameplate capacity.
The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro and GE Renewable Energy.
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