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St. Béron

History of Saint-Béron

The Saint-Béron power plant was built on the Guiers river in 1892. This hydroelectric plant supplied for almost a century a ferro-alloys plant which was closed in 1985. The power plant is under the concession regime since 1995 until 2035. The power plant yearly production is around 55 GWh, which is sold to the grid.

Power plant facilities

  • 6 Groups of Francis Wheel between 1 and 2.5 MW with a total power of 13.2 MW.
  • 92m elevation drop with a waterflow of 17 m3/s maximum.

Location

The Saint-Béron Power plant is situated in the Chartreuse massif near Chambéry (30km) on the border of the Savoie and Isère Districts.

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