Sablons is a 160.7MW hydro power project. It is located on Rhone river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1977. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Compagnie Nationale du Rhone and is currently owned by Engie with a stake of 50%.

The gross head of the project is 12.2m. The project generated 885 GWh of electricity.

Sablons (St.Pierre-de-Boeuf I) consists of 1 unit of bulb turbine with 0.7MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1977.

Contractors involved

Sablons (Centrale de Sablons) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy bulb turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 38MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the Sablons (Centrale de Sablons). The generator capacity is 42.4 MVA.

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About Compagnie Nationale du Rhone

Compagnie Nationale du Rhone SA (CNR) a subsidiary of Engie SA, is a renewable energy company that produces electricity through renewable energy sources. The company designs and operates river and industrial facilities, small hydropower plants, mini hydropower plants, including dams, hydropower plants, wind farms, solar power plants, dikes, locks, and business parks. CNR also develops industrial and port sites, marinas, mooring points and leisure areas on the river. The company offers engineering services related to hydroelectric development and development of waterways. It operates in Condrieu, Villeneuve-les-Avignon, Bourg-les-Valence cedex, and Paris, France. CNR is headquartered in Lyon, France.


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