Your settings for cookies and pixels on

Select which cookies and pixels we are allowed to use. Please note that some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and must be enabled in order to maintain the functionality of our website. If you would like to benefit from every service on our website, please consider that you need to choose every cookie category. For more information, please refer to our Data Protection Information.

    • Maintain the stability of the website.
    • Save your log-in data.
    • Allow to improve the user experience.
    • They provide advertisements that are relevant to your interests.
    • They allow you to share interesting content directly with your social media network.

You can change your cookie and pixel settings on at any time via our Data Protection Information.


Show Details
Select all Confirm selection
Schluchseewerk AG pumped-storage power plants | RWE
Schluchseewerk AG pumped-storage power plants | RWE

Pumped-storage power plants

Schluchseewerk AG

Facts and figures

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. 

RWE Image RWE Image

You might also be interested in

Herdecke PSP

Biggest pumped-storage power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia

Read more

PSP Vianden

The pumped storage power plant comprises a total of 11 machine sets

Read more


500 megawatts from hydropower form the backbone of renewable energies

Read more