Real life examples

Alqueva, Portugal

HYDRAULIC SHORT CIRCUIT

(WITH PELTON) TESTED AT: ALQUEVA

Alqueva is a pumped storage scheme in southern Portugal that was built in two phases, Alqueva I and II, now totalling 520 MW.

Alto Lindoso / CANIÇADA, Portugal

ENHANCED FIXED SPEED

TESTED AT: ALTO LINDOSO (HIGH HEAD) AND CANICADA, PORTUGAL (MEDIUM HEAD)

Alto Lindoso is a 630 MW hydropower plant situated on the Lima river in Portugal. Caniçada is a 70 MW hydropower plant located in northern Portugal

Frades 2, Portugal

VARIABLE SPEED (DFIM)

TESTED AT: FRADES 2, PORTUGAL

Frades 2 is a new 780 MW pumped storage hydropower plant in northern Portugal.

Grand'Maison, France

HYDRAULIC SHORT CIRCUIT

(WITH REVERSIBLE FRANCIS) TESTED AT GRAND'MAISON, FRANCE

Sitting in the French Alps, Grand'Maison is Europe’s largest pumped storage plant at 1,800 MW capacity.

Vogelgrun, France

BATTERY/ TURBINE HYBRID

TESTED AT: VOGELGRUN, FRANCE

Vogelgrun is a 142 MW run-of-river hydropower plant in France, situated near the border with Germany along the river Rhine.

Z'mutt, Switzerland

VARIABLE SPEED (FSFC)

TESTED AT Z'MUTT SWITZERLAND

Z’Mutt is a pumping station located in Canton Valais, Switzerland, and feeds water into the main reservoir of the Grande Dixence hydroelectric scheme.

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