Hydroelectric Plants in Switzerland - Uri
Arniberg Rebuild
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 2 X 6.5 MW
Operation: 1969
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant went online in 1910. The plant is at about 1,370m altitude. Plant refurbishment was undertaken by Electrowatt.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 14 Dec 2008

Bürglen
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 2 X 10.35 MW Pelton
Operation: 1967
T/G supplier: Sulzer, BBC
Quick facts: This was the original power plant of EWA with the first machines in operation in 1895.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 14 Dec 2008

Dorfbach
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 55 kW
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 17 Dec 2008

Farb
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 80 kW Pelton
Operation: 1983
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 23 Dec 2008

Gurtnellen
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 6 MW Pelton
Operation: 1942
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 23 Dec 2008

Isenthal
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 11 MW Pelton
Operation: 1956
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss
Quick facts: Isenthal was refurbished in 2008 at a cost of SF 2.3mn. The plant controls, MV switchgear, and transformer were replaced and the pressure tunnels inspected and repaired. Among other things, this project increased plant output by about 5%.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 23 Dec 2008

Kleintal
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 1.15 MW
Operation: 1959
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Kleintal is fed by waters from Chlitalbach stream dammed above Isenthal village. In 2006, EWA contacted with ABB for a new removable stator, voltage regulator and synchronization system. ABB also dismantled the generator and removed it to Birr for reconditioning. The equipment was restarted in Mar 2008 with power output up about 10%.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Schächental
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 2.2 MW Pelton
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant was refurbished by Energiesysteme und Anlagentechnik AG.

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Stäubenwald Rebuild
Location: Uri
Operator: Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Configuration: 1 X 285 kW
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Elektrizitätswerk Altdorf AG
Posted 26 Dec 2008

Abbreviations

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

Updated 03-Jan-2016

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