The Rudolf-Fettweis Plant in Forbach has great potential to increase storage capacity and thus contribute to the energy revolution. We have therefore developed a concept to expand the existing facility into a modern, high-performance pumped storage power plant. Even if no investment decision has yet been made, it is important for us to continue to provide you with comprehensive information about our expansion plans at an early stage.
The run-of-river, storage, and pumped storage power plant consists of four individual power plants built between 1914 and 1926. The main components of the Schwarzenbach plant are the Schwarzenbach reservoir – a reservoir with a volume of 14 million cubic metres and which is fed by several natural tributaries – the machine house in Forbach – in which the turbines and generators are housed – and the equalising reservoir in Forbach via which the water coming from the Schwarzenbach reservoir drains into the debris flow after energy generation in the power house.