Pump Storage Plants
The Vianden Pumped Storage Plant is situated at Luxembourg's eastern border to Germany, on the River Our, and was commissioned in 1964. The plant is operated by the Société Electrique de l'Our (SEO).
The pumped storage project ATDORF had been planned already in the 1970ies, to become the third plant within the Hotzenwald pumped storage scheme in the Southern Black Forest, Germany. Planning activities had again resumed in 1992/93. However, the project was not realised at either time. As per today’s design, Atdorf shall be implemented as Germany’s largest pumped storage project with a total installed capacity of 1,400 MW.
The Goldisthal Pumped Storage Plant, with an installed capacity of 1,060 MW, is located on the upper reach of the Schwarza River in Southern Thuringia.
The pumped storage plant Goldisthal, with an installed capacity of 1060 MW, is located in the Thuringian Forest. The upper reservoir is formed by a circular rockfill ring dam with asphaltic concrete surface sealing. The power cavern houses 4 sets of pump-turbines and generator motors. 2 units are of conventional fixed speed hydro units, and 2 units are double fed induction machines plus cycloconverters for adjustable speed control. The lower reservoir is formed by a 67 m high asphalt core rockfill dam.
The pumped storage plant Goldisthal is located on the upper course of the river Schwarza in Southern Thuringia and has an installed capacity of 1,060 MW.