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Pont Ventoux-Susa Hydroelectric Plant

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 158000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.00
URL More about Pont Ventoux-Susa Hydroelectric Plant

The hydroelectric power plant of Pont Ventoux-Susa has an installed capacity of 158 MW and uses water from the river Dora Riparia and its tributary Rio Clarea. Extending over 27 km, the plant has two reservoirs: Clarea Valley reservoir and Gorge della Dora reservoir. At night water is pumped from the Gorge reservoir to Clarea Valley at a max capacity of 13 m3/s. The underground electric plant connecting the reservoirs utilizes two production units. The binary unit is comprised of a Francis turbine and generator, and the triple unit comprises of a Francis turbine, generator, and pump. The plant connects to Terna's national transmission grid through a 2 km high-tension underground electricity line.

This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.11.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Gaglione, Turin
Italy

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Iren Energia SpA
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Iren Energia SpA (formerly AEM Torino)
Developer Iren Energia SpA (formerly AEM Torino)
Cost & Performance
Performance Average power output per year of over 350 GWh
Capital Expenditure $80000000
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Energy Time Shift
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