Visitors came in droves to the Grimsel pass. Interest in the KWO construction site Handeck 2E and the crystal cavern was enormous. Around 1200 visitors seized the opportunity to view the KWO’s underground world by bus and aerial cable car.
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.
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.
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.