Lontsch is a 60MW hydro power project. It is located on Lontsch river/basin in Glarus, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1905 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1908.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60 60 Active Glarus, Switzerland Axpo Power


The project is developed and owned by Axpo Power. The company has a stake of 100%.

Lontsch is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 370m. The project generated 120 GWh of electricity.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 37.5 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1905 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1908.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines.

About Axpo Power

Axpo Power AG (Axpo), a subsidiary of Axpo Holding AG, is an energy utility company that generates and transmits electricity. Axpo generates electricity through various fuels sources such as nuclear, hydroelectric, thermal and renewable energy sources. The company provides services in the fields of energy and environment. Axpo supplies electricity generated to Axpo Trading AG for trading in the wholesale market. Axpo is headquartered in Baden, Switzerland.


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