The already 60 year old installations of Innertkirchen 1 and Handeck 2 Power Plants will be upgraded. New pressure shafts will lower friction losses and incorperating two new machines will increase capacity by 240 megawatts. A new stilling basin before the water goes back into the Aare in Innerkirchen will bring ecological improvement.
Most Important Construction Stages:
Upgrading Innertkirchen 1:
Benefit/Facts & Figures:
Das mittels Mikroturbinen bewirtschaftete Beruhigungsbecken bringt viele ökologische Vorteile für die Aare und ihre Lebewesen.
To ecologically enhance the Aare River, water which comes from the KWO's power plants will first run into a stilling basin. From here the water will be gently introduced back into the Aare. The stilling basin serves the purpose of reducing hydro-peaking.