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Waldeck I Pumped Hydro Power Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 140000 kW
URL More about Waldeck I Pumped Hydro Power Plant
The Waldeck Pumped Storage Scheme consists of two power plants, Waldeck 1 and Waldeck 2. Each station draws water from a separate upper reservoir and empties into Affolderner lake. Both plants were built to shift energy from off-peak demand hours to peak demand hours. Waldeck 1 was commissioned in 1932 and operated with its original four Francis turbines for 74 years. However, in April 2006, the plant was shut down and construction began on a new power station. Two of the old turbines were scrapped and two were refurbished for the new powerhouse. A new 70 MW turbine was added and now Waldeck 1's three turbines combine for a capacity of 140 MW. The new Waldeck 1 was inaugurated on April 20, 2010.
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Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.04.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Affolderner Lake
Waldeck-Frankenberg, Hesse

Utility E·ON
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 E·ON
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
O&M Contractor EWK GmbH
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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