Fessenheim power plant

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Fessenheim power plant
Fessenheim, Centrale hydroélectrique.jpg
Fessenheim power plant (Haut-Rhin)
Fessenheim power plant
Coordinates 47 ° 54 '53 "  N , 7 ° 34' 14"  E Coordinates: 47 ° 54 '53 "  N , 7 ° 34' 14"  E
country France
Haut-Rhin department
place Fessenheim
Waters Rhine canal
power plant
operator EdF
Start of operation 1956
Bottleneck performance 180 megawatts
height of fall
15.7 m
Turbines 4 × Kaplan turbine

The Fessenheim power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Rhine canal (French: Grand Canal d'Alsace ) in France . It is located near Fessenheim in the Haut-Rhin department . The Fessenheim power plant is the third of the four power plants along the Rhine canal. For navigation on the canal, a lock with two lock chambers was built in a parallel section of the canal . The Fessenheim nuclear power plant is located about one kilometer up the canal . The municipal road between Hartheim am Rhein in Baden and Fessenheim crosses the canal directly at the power plant.

In the Versailles Treaty in 1919, France was granted the sole right to develop the Rhine as a border river between Germany and France. The power plant, which went into operation in 1956, is part of Électricité de France (EDF).


  • Information (PDF; 2.9 MB) about EDF's Rhine power plants.

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