Verbano is a 150MW hydro power project. It is located on Tessin river/basin in Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1953.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 150 150 Active Switzerland


Axpo Power, Industrielle Werke Basel, Alpiq Holding, Elektrizitatswerk der Stadt Zurich, BKW Energie and Energie Wasser Bern are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 30%, 12.5%, 12.5%, 10%, 10% and 5% respectively.

The gross head of the project is 300m. The project generated 507 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1953.

Contractors Involved

ABB supplied 1 electric generator for the project.

ABB supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 32 MVA.


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