Goldisthal Pumped Storage Plant

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The pumped storage plant Goldisthal is located on the upper course of the river Schwarza in Southern Thuringia. The effective storage capacity of the upper reservoir is 12 x 106 m³ and is provided with a bell-mouth type intake structure. It is connected by two steel lined 820 m long pressure tunnels, of 6.2 m dia., to a cavern powerhouse, which contains four 265 MW pump-turbines. Two 275 m long tailrace tunnels, of 8.2 m dia., run to the outlet structure at the lower reservoir on the Schwarza River.

Client Vattenfall Europe Generation AG
Location Goldisthal, Duitsland
Period 1991 - 2004
Capacity 1,060 MW

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