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Engadine storage power station

The Livigno reservoir is a model of international cooperation in the interests of electricity generation, while the Ova-Spin power station with its compensating basin shows how water extracted from the River Inn can be converted into valuable stored energy. The Pradella-Martina station (completed in 1994) is embedded in a rocky gorge 70 metres long, 22 metres wide and 34 metres high, directly on the Austrian border.

Facts & figures

Plant type:

Storage power plant

Location:

Zernez, Switzerland

Number of turbines:

Ova Spin: 3 Francis turbines / Pradella: 4 Francis turbines / Martina: 2 Francis turbines / Punt dal Gall: 2 Francis turbines

Capacity:

410 MW

Shareholding:

22 %

Commissioning:

1970/1994

Average annual production:

1,418 GWh

Guided tours:

Yes

Status:

In service

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