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January 5, 2022

Verbois, Switzerland

By Carmen

Verbois is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Rhone river/basin in Geneva, Switzerland. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1937 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1944.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Geneva, Switzerland


The project is currently owned by Services Industriels de Geneve.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 12 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 21m and 20m respectively. Verbois underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1985, 2000. The project generated 466 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1937 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1944.

Contractors Involved

ABB supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 33 MVA.


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