The Chardes Dam in L’Isle Jourdain
Are you an expert on topics such as water quality management, riverbank and riverbed management, or the management of landscapes and species?
The Chardes Dam hydroelectric power station will fascinate you! This dam was built in 1926 for the Société des Forces Motrices de la Vienne (founded in 1914), then in 1946 its operations were taken over and the power station was adapted to the needs of the hydraulic system. It forms part of the group of 3 hydroelectric power stations established between the municipalities of Millac and l'Isle Jourdain. A thermal power plant was added, which operated on powdered coal. It closed down in 1954. I expect you’d like to have an idea of its scope:
Note that this massive construction is 270 m long with a fall of 8.10 m, with a reservoir that covers 35 ha. For you to have a idea of its output: this power station is equipped with 4 vertical turbines set up in 1947. The total turbinated flow rate is 94 m³ per second. Its maximum power is 5.1 MVA and its average annual production is 27,000,000 kWH. Very impressive!
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