List of power stations in Switzerland

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The following page lists power stations in Switzerland. For traction current see List of installations for 15kV AC railway electrification in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Hydroelectric[edit]

There are 556 hydroelectric power plants in Switzerland that have a capacity of at least 300 kW. Some of these are listed below:[1]

Station Capacity (MW) Location Geographic coordinates Status
Aue Power Station[2] 3.9 Baden 47°28′13″N 8°18′40″E / 47.47034°N 8.31098°E / 47.47034; 8.31098 (Aue Power Station) Operational
Bieudron Hydroelectric Power Station 1,269 Bieudron 46°11′07″N 7°14′58″E / 46.185297°N 7.249561°E / 46.185297; 7.249561 (Grande Dixence Dam) Operational
Chandoline Power Station 120 Operational
Dietikon Power Station[3] 2.6 Dietikon 47°24′36″N 8°24′30″E / 47.410137°N 8.408344°E / 47.410137; 8.408344 (Dietikon Power Station) Operational
Etzelwerk Power Station[4] 140 Altendorf 47°11′40″N 8°48′40″E / 47.194347°N 8.811166°E / 47.194347; 8.811166 (Etzelwerk Power Station) Operational
Fionnay Power Station 290 Operational
Gletsch Small Hydro Gletsch 46°33′49″N 8°21′45″E / 46.563604°N 8.362504°E / 46.563604; 8.362504 (Gletsch Small Hydro) Historic
Grimsel 1 Hydroelectric Power Station[5] 1,450 Guttannen 46°34′20″N 8°19′47″E / 46.5721746°N 8.3296108°E / 46.5721746; 8.3296108 (Grimsel 1) Operational
Grimsel 2 Hydroelectric Power Station
(pumped-storage hydroelectric power station)[5]
350 Guttannen 46°34′23″N 8°20′16″E / 46.5731887°N 8.3378989°E / 46.5731887; 8.3378989 (Grimsel 2)? Operational
Höngg Power Station[6] 1 Zurich 47°24′07″N 8°29′13″E / 47.401835°N 8.487035°E / 47.401835; 8.487035 (Höngg Power Station) Operational
Kappelerhof Power Station[2] 6.8 Baden 47°29′04″N 8°17′35″E / 47.484469°N 8.292945°E / 47.484469; 8.292945 (Kappelerhof Power Station) Operational
Küblis Power Station 45 Küblis 46°54′50″N 9°46′55″E / 46.91389°N 9.78194°E / 46.91389; 9.78194 (Kueblis Power Station) Operational
La Bâtiaz Power Station (Emosson Dam) 162 Martigny 46°04′03″N 6°55′56″E / 46.0676332°N 6.9321907°E / 46.0676332; 6.9321907 (La Bâtiaz Power Station) Operational
Letten Power Station[7] 4 Zurich 47°23′15″N 8°31′56″E / 47.387396°N 8.532321°E / 47.387396; 8.532321 (Letten Power Station) Operational
Linth–Limmern Power Stations 479 Linthal 46°51′00″N 9°0′03″E / 46.85000°N 9.00083°E / 46.85000; 9.00083 (Linth–Limmern Power Stations) Operational
Mauvoisin Dam Power Stations 363 Bagnes 45°59′53″N 7°20′55″E / 45.997997°N 7.348658°E / 45.997997; 7.348658 (Lac de Mauvoisin Dam) Operational
Nant de Drance 900 Finhaut 46°03′49″N 6°54′40″E / 46.063661°N 6.911036°E / 46.063661; 6.911036 (Nant de Drance) Under construction
Nendaz Power Station 390 Operational
Ottenbach Small Hydro Ottenbach 47°16′47″N 8°23′51″E / 47.27985°N 8.39741°E / 47.27985; 8.39741 (Ottenbach Small Hydro) Historic as of 1920
Robbia Power Station 27 Poschiavo 46°20′54″N 10°3′41″E / 46.34833°N 10.06139°E / 46.34833; 10.06139 (Robbia Power Station) Operational
Schiffmühle Power Station[2] 2.6 Untersiggenthal 47°29′19″N 8°15′54″E / 47.488687°N 8.264937°E / 47.488687; 8.264937 (Schiffmühle Power Station) Operational
Thorenberg Power Station 0.75 Littau 47°03′10″N 8°14′53″E / 47.052696°N 8.248102°E / 47.052696; 8.248102 (Schiffmühle Power Station) Operational since May 1886, second in the world
Turgi Power Station[2] 1 Turgi Operational
Verzasca Hydroelectric Power Station 105 Tenero-Contra 46°11′48″N 8°50′53″E / 46.196681°N 8.848097°E / 46.196681; 8.848097 (Verzasca Dam) Operational
Wettingen Power Station[8] 26 Wettingen 47°27′24″N 8°19′14″E / 47.456554°N 8.320631°E / 47.456554; 8.320631 (Wettingen Power Station) Operational

Nuclear[edit]

Name Location Geographic Coordinates Type Capacity MWe Operational Notes
Beznau Nuclear Power Plant Döttingen 47°33′09″N 8°13′43″E / 47.5524656°N 8.2285935°E / 47.5524656; 8.2285935 (Beznau Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1) PWR 365 1969-
47°33′06″N 8°13′42″E / 47.5517343°N 8.2282394°E / 47.5517343; 8.2282394 (Beznau Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2) PWR 365 1971-
Mühleberg Nuclear Power Plant Muehleberg 46°58′08″N 7°16′05″E / 46.9688616°N 7.2680515°E / 46.9688616; 7.2680515 (Muehleberg Nuclear Power Plant) BWR 355 1972-
Gösgen Nuclear Power Plant Däniken 47°21′58″N 7°58′00″E / 47.3659747°N 7.9666758°E / 47.3659747; 7.9666758 PWR 970 1979-
Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant Leibstadt 47°36′06″N 8°10′57″E / 47.6016925°N 8.1826043°E / 47.6016925; 8.1826043 (Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant) BWR 1165 1984-

Thermal[edit]

Powerplant Capacity (MW) Location Geographic coordinates Opening Type and fuel
Monthey 55 Monthey - 2009 combined cycle[9]
Tridel 17 Lausanne - - garbage[10]
Giubiasco 16 Giubiasco - - garbage

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hydropower". Swiss Confederation - Federal Office of Energy. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Limmat Power Generation". Regional Werke AG Baden. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Flusskraftwerk Dietikon". Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Das Etzelwerk" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-06-30. 
  5. ^ a b Grimsel Hydropower Scheme
  6. ^ "Kraftwerk Höngg". City of Zurich. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  7. ^ "Kraftwerk Letten". City of Zurich. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  8. ^ "Kraftwerk Wettingen". City of Zurich. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  9. ^ Alpiq website
  10. ^ Tridel website