Ownership: 100 %
Power: 220 MW
The pumped storage power plant Erzhausen in Lower Saxony in Germany was commissioned in 1964 after a ten-year construction phase by PreussenElektra (later called E.ON). At the beginning of 2009, Statkraft took over the pumped-storage power plant Erzhausen which has an installed capacity of 220 MW.
The yearly electricity generation is variable and dependent on the electricity demand. The pumped-storage power plant works with four Francis-Spiral turbines and is primarily used for peak power needs as well as to support the power frequency.
The central control room for monitoring and semi-automated operations of the run-of-river hydropower plants along the Weser, Werra, Fulda, Hunte and Eder is also located in the pumped storage power plant Erzhausen.