Witznau is a 220MW hydro power project. It is located on Rhine river/basin in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1939 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1943. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Schluchseewerk. RWE Power, EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg, Energiedienst and Energiedienst Holding are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50%, 37.5%, 7.5% and 5% respectively.

Witznau is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.35 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 250m. The project generated 230 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1939 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1943.

Contractors involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro and Voith Hydro Holding.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 75 MVA.

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About Schluchseewerk

Schluchseewerk AG (Schluchseewerk) is a hydro power plant operator. The company generates and transmits hydro power. Schluchseewerk owns and operates pumped storage hydroelectric power plants with a set of machines, which provide output of 1,604 MW in pump operation and 1,836 MW in turbine operation. The company also owns and manages storage tanks. Schluchseewerk offers revised workshop with the technology and large machines. The company operates various power plants including Witznau power plant, Power plant Sackingen, Power Station Weir, Kraftwerk Waldshut and Switchgear Kuhmoos. Schluchseewerk is headquartered in Laufenburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.