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Model small-scale hydropower plant

The Model small hydropower station on the River Thur in Weinfelden in the canton of Thurgau generates 2,510,000 kWh of electricity per year. This is equivalent to the consumption of more than 550 households. The Kaplan turbine, which was installed in 1942, has a maximum output of 418 kW.

Facts & figures

Plant type:

Small-scale hydropower plant
Location:

Weinfelden, Switzerland

Number of turbines:

1 Kaplan, vertical axis, Escher Wyss

Capacity:

0.418 MW

Shareholding:

49 %

Commissioning:

1942

Average annual production:

2.51 GWh

Guided tours:

No

Status:

In service