Nature Trail Bregaglia Engadin

Via Sett: Bergeller Strom in Zürich

Die Albigna-Staumauer wurde zur Stromproduktion und zum Schutz vor Hochwasser gebaut. Sie ist 759m hoch und 115m lang.
Der Albigna Stausee liegt auf 2100 m und fasst über 900'000 m3 Wasser.

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Bau der Albigna Staumauer im Jahr 1959.
Via Sett: Bergeller Strom in Zurich


Even today, the Septimer Pass serves as a transport route - no longer for visible goods on the backs of mules, but for electricity. The high-voltage lines of the Zurich ewz power plant carry the electricity over 190 km from Bregaglia via the Septimer Pass to Sils i.D. and on to Zurich.  

Have you already discovered the imposing wall of the Albignia reservoir high above the valley? The CHF 175 million loan approved by Zurich in 1954 and the subsequent construction of the Bregaglia power plants heralded a new economic era for the entire valley. 

On average, the power plants produce 437 GWh per year. This is roughly equivalent to the electricity consumption of 100,000 Swiss households. All Bregaglia ewz power plants are certified with the naturemade basic quality label. Cornelia Bandes explains what it means to be awarded this label at the audio symbol.


Via Sett: Bergeller Strom in Zürich

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