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LA MUELA II HYDROelectric power plant


The complex La Muela (La Muela I and La Muela II) is the largest hydroelectric pumped storage plant in operation in Europe located on the right bank of the River Júcar in the Municipal Terminus of Cortes de Pallás, in Valencia (Spain).

The extension La Muela II features four groups of reversible turbines with a total capacity of 712 MWh (pumping mode) or 852 MWh (generating mode). The project utilizes the Júcar River as the lower reservoir and an artificial upper reservoir.

In total, La Muela I and La Muela II have a combined generating capacity of more than 2,000 MWh. Europe’s largest pumped-storage power plant was inaugurated in October 2013.

Technical characteristics

SDCEM provided generator phase-reversal and generator braking disconnectors with electrical operating mechanisms. SDCEM provided customized solutions so as to meet the technical specification of the end-customer (specific cabling, specific painting, etc.). SDCEM’s scope of supply :

Key data

Location Spain
Industry Power Generation
Delivery date 2013
Rated current 12 500A
End-customer IBERDROLA
Commissioning date 2013