Hydropower - energy of the future

Manfred Thumann
Axpo Holding AG Switzerland

A big infrastructural project in the Alps poses many challenges for business organisations, inhabitants and environmental associations. For instance, the engineering challanges facing an alpine plant like the pumped-storage power plant Linthal with its approx. 1,000 metre long concrete dam, two caverns inside the mountain more than 100 metres long and approx. 60 metres in height relate primarly to the transport logistics and safety of the workers employed there. The lecture discusses the future of hydropower taking the Linthal Project 2015.

Lecture in German.