Waldeck Pumped Storage Station
|Waldeck Pumped Storage Station|
Power house of Waldeck I
|Official name||Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Waldeck|
|Commission date||1931, 1974|
|Nameplate capacity||623 MW|
|Commons||Related media on Commons|
Waldeck Pumped Storage Station (in German: Pumpspeicherkraftwerk Waldeck) is one of the largest pumped storage power stations in Germany. It is located in the Waldeck-Frankenberg district in the municipality Edertal near the town Waldeck in the northern part of the state Hesse and is owned by German electric utility E.ON.
The power station consists of two parts with a common lower reservoir (Affoldener See).
Waldeck II was commissioned in 1974 and has currently an installed capacity of 480 MW. Water is stored in the Waldeck II Upper Reservoir which has a volume of 4.4 mn m³. Waldeck II is built as an underground power station, its machinery is located in a large cavern.
It was planned to extend Waldeck II with an additional turbine of 300 MW. This project is postponed at some indefinite future date because (according to E.ON) new pumped storage stations are not profitable in Germany.
- Federal Network Agency: List of power stations in Germany.
- E.ON: E.ON plans to enlarge Waldeck 2 pumped-storage hydroelectric station, 2010-12-23.
- Martin Rau (E.ON): Extension of Pumped Storage Plant Waldeck 2 in Northern Hesse / Germany,.
- HNA: Edersee: Neues Kraftwerk wird vorerst nicht gebaut, 2012-10-05.
- Standseilbahn E.ON Kraftwerke.
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