Technical visit 3 - ALPIQ/FMHL in Veytaux
The visit to the ALPIQ/FMHL (Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA) in Veytaux near Montreux will include a guided tour of the FMHL facilities. You will get to see both the Veytaux I power station which entered service in 1971 and the Veytaux II power station which was commissioned in 2017.
Veytaux's two pumped storage power plants make a significant contribution towards Switzerland’s security of supply and represents a complementary investment in connection with the fluctuating electricity generation from new renewable energies.
With a capacity of 480 megawatts (MW), of which 60 MW is in reserve, the hydroelectric complex produces approximately one billion kilowatt hours of peak energy per year, equivalent to the consumption of nearly 300,000 households.
Forces Motrices Hongrin-Léman SA belongs to the shareholders Romande Energie SA, Alpiq Suisse SA, Groupe E SA and City of Lausanne. Alpiq, as owners’ representative, is in charge of FMHL and the operator is Hydro Exploitation SA.