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.
With 2128 Gigawatt hours (GWh) the KWO, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, has achieved a very good production result.
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.
The Canton of Bern has decreed measures for water body restoration in the KWO's catchment area. These measures will be carried out by the KWO within the specified time frame of the end of 2012.
On Monday 20 September, the KWO submitted three concession applications to the Bernese Government as part of their investment program KWO plus. Submission of these applications is in accordance with the findings of the Bernese cantonal advisory group.