Saint Chamas is a 159MW hydro power project. It is located on Durance river/basin in Bourgogne-Franche-Comte, France. 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1965. Buy the profile here.


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

Saint Chamas is a reservoir based project. The project generated 192 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 55MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1965.

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 55 MVA.

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