Visit to Nant De Grance, a hydro-electric plant in the heart of a Swiss Mountain!

The Applied Superconductivity Group along with the members of the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaborative Programme on Superconductivity (IEA HTS TCP) visit Nant De Grance a hydro-electric plant nearing completion nestled in the Swiss Mountains at Valais.

The plant is capable of generating and storing 900 MW of power by pumping water between two retention lakes connected via a tunnel through the Swiss Mountains. The visit took people through that tunnel that will soon be home to fast flowing water once the site is fully operational.