Olivone is a 140MW hydro power project. It is located on Brenno river/basin in Ticino, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 140 140 Active Ticino, Switzerland Officine Idroelettriche di Blenio


The project is developed and owned by Officine Idroelettriche di Blenio.

The net head of the project is 582m. The project generated 195 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $390.72m.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

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Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 67 MVA.

About Officine Idroelettriche di Blenio

Officine Idroelettriche di Blenio SA (OIDB) is a renewable energy company that produces and distributes energy using hydropower plant. The company offers maintenance and financing services to its production facilities. It concentrates on production activities and provides energy, power and regulation to the network in proper time. OIDB also provides training services. The company has its tributaries in the basin of Carassina, and the Central Biasca. It also operates energy-producing power plants in Central Luzzone, Central Olivone, and Central Biasca. OIDB is headquartered in Locarno, 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.