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The "Vorarlberger Illwerke" corporation is a power supplier which has 10 hydroelectric power plants in the Austrian federal state Vorarlberg - so called peaking power plants.

Water is stored in four big reservoirs in Silvretta massif and Rhätikon massif, as e.g. Kops reservoir or Silvretta-See.

The turbine shown in my photo was in use from 1930 to 1953 and it was replaced by reason of an enlargement of the output of the oldest power plant. It was driven by water with a head of 700 meters and 4 cubic meters per second and it has had a capacity of 30000 horsepowers. In 71200 hours of operation it produced 820 000 000 kilowatt hours.

The water supply (the green devices right hand) was opened for better understanding.

This turbine was installed in the old power plant in the village Partenen in the upper end of Montafon valley and the marker in the map view function left hand (please click at "satellite") is positioned there. Today there are three hydroelectric powerplants in Partenen - two of them in caverns - deep in the mountains. Sightseing there is a most impressive experience. South of (under) the marker you can see the forest aisle where the huge water ducts with a head of 700 meters were installed then (now they run inside of the slope).

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