The hydroelectric development of the old water-mill of PradesFunded under: ENG-THERMIE 1
The aim of this project is the development of a low-head hydroelectric micropower station on a site which presents severe environmental constraints. All installations should be integrated within the existing dam with no substructure visible whatsoever. All new characteristics, technological as well as environmental, are influenced by these constraints. After several initial difficulties (the development of the building site, rising water levels and general electrical plans), the micro-hydro confirmed the expected results and showed that the innovative technical aspects could be realised. The entire output will be sold to the EDF (Electricité de France) using medium voltage connections to the existing network.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15831 FR/EN (1995) 63 pp., FS, ECU 8.50
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8751-1
Record Number: 199410952 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: fr,en