Huge interest in the KWO construction sites

The KWO’s open day was a huge success and over 1‘000 interested visitors took advantage of the chance to visit the construction sites. Stefan Gielchen, the KWO’s project manager, was both surprised and pleased with the turnout.  


KWO Apéro: "I would buy KWO shares - if they were available to buy."

The annual KWO Apero took place in the company's headquarters on Thursday, 7 February. Werner Luginbühl, chairman of the board since June 2013, spoke to 100 representatives in the fields of business, politics, ecology and social services.


Submission of application for the concession of a new power plant

The KWO has submitted an application for the concession of a new power plant between the Grimsel and Räterichsboden lakes. The power plant will have a capacity of 150 megawatts and will enable more efficient use of the water in both lakes and will produce additional electricity.


ABB Press release: World Record in the Alps - Increased energy efficiency for Grimsel II pump storage power plant

Baden/Innertkirchen, 1. October 2013: Contribution to the implementation of the 2050 energy strategy: pump storage as a central element to electricity supply and grid stability.

ABB and the Oberhasli Hydroelectric Power Company (KWO), have sucessfully installed the world's largest frequency converter for a pump-storage plant. This new technology with a capacity of 100 megawatts will considerably increase efficiency and flexibility.


2011 Production Results - Successful production despite revision and drought

With 2128 Gigawatt hours (GWh) the KWO, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, has achieved a very good production result.


Construction begin for the Kapf – Innertkirchen parallel shaft

The KWO has begun preparing for the consctruction of the Kapf-Innertkirchen parallel shaft. A transport cable car is currently being constructed and tunneling of the shaft will begin this year.