Mühleholzquellen hydroelectric power plant to be expanded
Liechtensteinischen Kraftwerke has started work on the renovation and expansion of the Mühleholzquellen hydroelectric power plant. From the end of the year, around 650 households will be supplied with renewable energy from the plant.
Liechtensteinischen Kraftwerke (LKW) has marked the start of the modernization and expansion project at the Mühleholzquellen hydroelectric power plant with a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony. The plant has been in existence since 1880 and was last renovated in 1950. The current project is intended to optimize production for hydroelectric power, among other measures, as detailed in a press release. Following the renovation, the power plant building will, for example, by moved from its current location adjacent to the University of Liechtenstein to the lower area of Mühleholzrüfe. A pressure line is also to be newly installed.
Construction work is expected to last until the fall. From the end of the year, the ecological and CO2-neutral hydroelectric power plant will supply the national grid with around 7,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each day. This equates to the energy consumption of around 650 four-person homes.
According to information provided by LKW, the organization for power plants in Liechtenstein will be focusing on the issue of sustainability in both production and services. “It is even more pleasing for us that we will be able to expand domestic production of renewable energies following the acquisition of Mühleholzquellen and therefore further support the government in the implementation of its Energy Strategy 2020”, explains Armand Jehle, board member at LKW.
Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Risch was also delighted: “The Mühleholzquellen hydroelectric power plant has a long tradition and is also closely linked with the economic history of our country”, he stated. Now, the necessary improvements are to be implemented.