"Secchione" Hydroelectric Plant
‘Energhie' together with its parent company Bissi Holding are currently constructing a new hydroelectric generating plant in Val Malenco (Sondrio).
One of the interesting features of this plant is the altitude difference between the intake source and the generating plant itself, some 420 metres. The plant houses a Pelton turbine with two horizontally mounted nozzles and draws water from the ‘Secchione’ stream flowing from a natural alpine lake surrounded by mountain peaks rising above 3000metres.
The first energy production is envisaged for the coming Spring and is estimated at approximately 5 million Kwh/year. This plant is the first of a series of new plants already authorized and planned for construction in Italy within the next two years.