Water is energy
Hydropower is currently the world’s most important source of electricity from renewable sources. It is capable of withstanding base loads and – unlike wind power and photovoltaics – is not strongly subject to weather influences. EnBW has long been committed to this form of climate-friendly energy generation and has an above-average share of hydropower in its energy mix nationwide.

Domestic hydropower

Run-of-river power station

Functionality of a run-of-river power plant
Functionality of a run-of-river power plant

Pump-storage power plant

Functionality of a pumped storage power plant
Functionality of a pumped storage power plant
Functionality of a run-of-river power plant
Functionality of a run-of-river power plant
Functionality of a pumped storage power plant
Functionality of a pumped storage power plant

In harmony with flora and fauna

Fish passes allow fish to migrate upstream.
Fish passes allow fish to migrate upstream.

The most important advantages of hydropower at a glance

Our new construction projects

Iffezheim (Rhine) power plant
Iffezheim (Rhine) power plant

Expansion of storage facilities for energy system transformation

The Rudolf-Fettweis Plant in Forbach
The Rudolf-Fettweis Plant in Forbach

Frequently asked questions

What advantages does hydropower have over other forms of energy?

Why doesn’t EnBW generate more energy from hydropower?

Does EnBW also take environmental aspects into account when building its hydropower plants?

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