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Pumped-storage power plants

Schluchseewerk AG

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Company location Laufenburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg
Power plant type Pumped-storage power plant
Commissioned in 1931-1976
Head 160 to 625 meters (depending on location)
Electrical output (all power plants combined)
1,588 MW (pump operation), 1,740 MW (turbine operation)

Biggest long-term storage facility in Germany

Schluchseewerk AG, a 50% subsidiary of RWE Power, operates five pumped-storage power plants in the Black Forest with a total installed capacity of 1,800 MW. As contractually agreed, RWE Power can dispatch half of the installed generating sets and, hence, 50% of the installed capacity of Schluchseewerk AG. 

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