Hydroelectric Power Plants in Belgium & the Netherlands
Andenne
Location: Belgium
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 3 X 3.05 MW Straflow
Operation: 1980
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss
Quick facts: This plant is at the Andenne lock on the Meuse. Annual production is about 40 GWh. The Andenne power station is controlled remotely starting from the control room at the downstream Ivoz-Ramet plant. The Straflow turbines are 3.55m in diameter.

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 30 Dec 2007

Butgenbach
Location: Belgium
Operator: Electrabel
Configuration: 1 X 1.79 MW
Operation: 1933
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Bütgenbach Lake, located in the Amblève watershed of the Haute Ardenne, is an artificial lake fed primarily by water Warche and Holzwarche. During the summer of 2004, Electrabel undetook major dam maintenance and repair works that required the complete emptying of the 120ha lake. Annual productionof the SHP at the dam is 2 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Electrabel
Posted 15 Mar 2013

Ivoz-Ramet
Location: Belgium
Operator: EDF Luminus
Configuration: 3 X 3.4 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1954
T/G supplier: Voest

Photograph courtesy of SPE-Luminus
Posted 30 Dec 2007

Maurik
Location: Netherlands
Operator: Nuon NV
Configuration: 4 X 2.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1988
T/G supplier: Voest, Holec
Quick facts: This SHP is on the Amerongen Weir on the River Maas.

Photograph by Vincent de Groot (wikimedia)
Posted 7 Feb 2007

Mery
Location: Belgium
Operator: Merytherm SA
Configuration: 210 kW
Operation: 1988
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is one of two small hydro plants operated by a local metal-working company.

Photograph courtesy of Merytherm SA
Posted 13 Jul 2005

Nisramont Rebuild
Location: Belgium
Operator: Societe Wallonne des Eaux
Configuration: 2 X 621 kW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Andritz
Quick facts: This minihydro is on the SWDE water supply system which supplies over 200 municipalities and 2.5mn water customers in Wallonia. The original equipment comprised two 440-kW Fancis sets installed in 1954. In May 2007, SWEDE authorized the expenditure of 4mn to acquire and install two new, larger machines.

Photograph by Jean-Pol Grandmont (wikimedia)
Posted 26 Aug 2009

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Mar-2013

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