Germany connects the world’s first shaft hydropower plant to the grid

The world’s first shaft hydropower plant has been commissioned in Germany. The concept, which was developed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is designed to have a significantly lower impact on the natural environment than conventional run-of-river hydropower, allowing fish to pass freely over the powerplant on their migration downstream. Growing interest is being shown in the new plant concept, which could allow developers to meet strict environmental standards in Europe.

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