Our latest small hydro reference is on the grid. Hydro power plant La Louge in France has an installed capacity of 170kW at 4.30m of head. It is a showcase for modern small hydro power with minimal civil works and low environmental impact. As a retrofit of an historic hydro power plant it is now ready for the next 100 years. The fish protection was upgraded by realizing safe upstream and downstream migration. Clean energy and environmental protection - a win for the next generations!
Despite a major flood event was already happening after the start up, the availability of the power plant is 99.7 %.
Pictures La Louge