Lac_noir

Commissioned in 1933, Lac Noir was France's first pumped storage hydroelectric power plant.

The power plant has been offline since the engine room flooded in 2002. The owner, EDF, has announced plans to build a new 55 MW underground pumped storage plant adjacent to the old one. Construction is expected to last six years and cost over €70 million.


Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage


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