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November 30, 2021

Super Bissorte, France

By Carmen

Super Bissorte is a 750MW hydro power project. It is located on La Praz SaintAndre river/basin in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1958 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 750 750 Active Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France

Description

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

Super Bissorte is a pumped storage project.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1958 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 138MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 150 MVA.

Methodology

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.

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