German utility EnBW says its new pumped water storage project will require an investment of 280 million euros ($304.9 million). It is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2027.
EnBW plans to invest 280 million euros ($304.9 million) in the project. Construction is scheduled to begin this year and be completed by the end of 2027. The plan has received full approval from the Karlsruhe regional administration after more than five years of extensive work. experts and sectoral authorities.
The pumped water station has a pump turbine capable of producing 54 MW in turbine operation and 57 MW in pump operation. EnBW will also install three additional Francis turbines with a combined output of approximately 23 MW. As part of the project, the existing Forbach equalization basin will be expanded to include a cave water reservoir on the adjacent slope, improving its capacity during the construction of the new pumping power scheme.
“After more than five years of intensive work by numerous experts and sectoral authorities, the Karlsruhe regional administration issued a notice of approval of the plan,” EnBW said in a statement.
The pumped water station consists of a pump turbine with an output of 54 MW in turbine operation and 57 MW in pump operation. EnBW will also install three new Francis turbines with a total output of approximately 23 MW.
“In connection with the construction of the new pumped power plant, the existing Forbach leveling pool area will also be expanded by adding a cave water tank to the adjacent slope,” the company stated.