Markersbach is a 1,050MW hydro power project. It is located on Grosse Mittweida river/basin in Saxony, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979. Buy the profile here.

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

Markersbach is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 6.3 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 288m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 915m. The penstock diameter is 6.2m. Markersbach underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1990,1998, 2007-2008, 2014-2017. The project generated 980 GWh of electricity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 220 MVA.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Contractors involved

CKD Blansko Holding was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Litostroj Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

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About Vattenfall

Vattenfall AB (Vattenfall) is a state-owned energy company that generates, distributes and sells electricity and heat. The company also conducts gas and energy trading sales. Vattenfall generates power through various sources of energy including wind, nuclear, hydro, natural gas, solar, coal, biomass and waste and produces and distributes district heating and supplies to households and industries in metropolitan areas. In addition, the company provides energy services such as battery storage, network services, charging solutions for electric vehicles, heat pumps, solar panels and smart meters. It serves households, businesses, electricity and gas customers. The company has its presence in Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK among others. Vattenfall is headquartered in Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.