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The study tour will visit EDF’s Kembs low-head run-of-river hydro plant (originally 160 MW) on the Rhine, which has some exceptional features for environmental enhancement, including fish protection. An 8.4 MW hydro plant was added recently to increase energy production and to provide various environmental benefits. It produces 28 GWh/year, and discharges into a newly created river, the ‘Petit Rhin’ (Little Rhine), which flows to wetlands to enhance biodiversity.
After touring the powerplant, and taking lunch in a local restaurant, delegates will go on to EDF’s remote control and e-monitoring centre, which controls 10 major run-of-river schemes and regulates the water levels of the Grand Canal d’Alsace and the Rhine.
The group will then travel on to the picturesque town of Guebwiller for dinner and an overnight stay. The following morning there will be a tour of Thann, a picturesque commune on the river Thur, at the foot of the Vosges mountains. Its church, known as the Collégiale, is a good example of the Gothic architectural style that flourished in the Rhine valley in the late Middle Ages. The group will then travel back to Strasbourg, with a stop at Strasbourg Airport (Entzheim) for those wishing to leave the tour there.
You can book this study tour when registering for HYDRO 2022 (or by editing your existing registration).
Places are limited to 30, so if you would like to take part, please register without delay.