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Vianden Pumped Storage Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 1096000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Vianden Pumped Storage Plant
The Vianden Pumped Storage Plant is located just north of Vianden near the German border on the Our River. The power plant uses nine 100 MW Francis reversible pump-turbine-generators commissioned 1962-1964 and one 196 MW Francis reversible pump-turbine-generator commissioned in 1976. Construction on an eleventh pump-generator began in 2010 and it is expected to be commissioned in 2013, which will bring the plant's installed capacity to 1,296 MW.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 17.04.1964
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Vianden, Diekrich
Luxembourg

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 State of Luxembourg
Equity Owner 1 Percent 40%
Equity Owner 2 RWE
Equity Owner 2 Percent 40%
Power Electronics Provider Alstom, Escher Wyss, Siemens, Voith
O&M Contractor SEO
Cost & Performance
Performance Annual Generation: 1650 GWh
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
Frequency Regulation
Voltage Support
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