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FOZ TUA HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT

POWER GENERATION PROJECT

The Foz Tua Hydroelectric plant is located on the Tua River in Alijó, Portugal and was part of one of the priority projects of the national program on high potential hydroelectric dams.

This pumped storage plant built on the river Tua, a tributary of the river Douro in the north of Portugal, pumps water from the Regua tank of the Tua dam. It will provide a significant contribution to the increasingly important storage of electrical power.

The Foz Tua hydroelectric plant project involves the construction of two reversible power units generating 259 MW, with an annual production of 275 GW hours. The operator is Energias de Portugal (EDP), Portugal’s largest industrial group and one of Europe’s major energy actors.

Technical characteristics

SDCEM has provided to EFACEC disconnector switches and earthing switches for reversible pumping and auxiliary circuit in 2015. SDCEM scope of supply:

Key data

Location Portugal
Industry Power Generation
Delivery date 2015
Rated voltage 24 kV
End-user EDP – Energias De Portugal
EPC EFACEC – ANDRITZ HYDRO
Commissioning date 2016