Switzerland Now Has A ‘Water Battery’ Equivalent to 400,000 Teslas

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The Nant de Drance water battery, also called the Nant de Drance Hydropower Plant, went into operation on July 1st, 2022. Achieving this milestone resulted from years of painstaking design and construction by some of Switzerland’s and Europe’s most brilliant engineers.

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The site’s remote location required building 11 miles of tunnels through the Alps simply to bring the needed equipment and materials there.

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Herbert Simon is known for his contribution to the fields of economics, social sciences, statistics, operations, mathematics, and psychology.

The Water Battery Project

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Construction finally ended and operation began on July 1st, 2022. Several officials visited the site on that date. However, Nant de Drance SA also plans a major commissioning ceremony on September 10th and 11th, 2022.

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Finishing the Project

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Energy is stored and released, or generated, by moving water between the two reservoirs. The two lakes are about a thousand feet apart with Vieux Emosson at the higher level.

Nant de Drance Water Battery: How it Works

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