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Niederwartha Pumped Storage Power Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 40000 kW
URL More about Niederwartha Pumped Storage Power Station
The Niederwartha plant was one of the first pumped storage power plants realized on a large scale. Niederwartha was built from 1927 to 1930 and has a rated output of 120 megawatts, which can be generated by six Francis-type machine sets. Four of them, however, are currently shut down, leaving the plant's operational rated power at 40 MW. The plant was damaged by an Elbe River flood in August 2002. Starting in November 2003, it was gradually put into operation again. Only two turbines have come back online because the other turbines' transformers are defective. Instead of repairing the machinery, it is planned to replace the outdated technology with only one turbine of 120 MW.
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Project Status
Status Operational
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Niederwartha, Saxony

Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Vattenfall
Cost & Performance
Performance Working Capacity: 591 MWh
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Supply Reserve Capacity - Spinning
Frequency Regulation
Voltage Support
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