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November 29, 2021

Montezic, France

By Carmen

Montezic is a 910MW hydro power project. It is located on Lac de Couesques river/basin in Occitanie, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1959 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 910 910 Active Occitanie, France


The project is currently owned by Electricite de France with a stake of 100%.

Montezic is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 419m. The project generated 1,404 GWh of electricity.

The project has 4 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1959 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pump turbines, each with 230MW nameplate capacity.


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