Erzhausen pumped-storage power plant is located by the small town of Erzhausen between Hannover and Göttingen in Lower Saxony in Germany.
Ownership: 100 %
Power: 220 MW
The pumped-storage power plant 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 plant, 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 the run-of-river hydropower plants in the Weser, Werra, Fulda, Hunte and Eder rivers is located in the pumped-storage power plant Erzhausen.
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