Vaugris is a 72MW 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 a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1980. 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 6.7m. The project generated 332 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1980.

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of bulb turbines, each with 15MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 18 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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