Besides ensuring control and peak energy, storage and pumped-storage power plants fulfil other functions. For example, they serve to improve flood protection, provide additional irrigation or ensure the supply of drinking water.
Since storage power plants are mostly located in remote mountain areas, their planning and completion requires specific knowledge. The extremely complex development, hydraulic and structural design of different types of dams, including their service facilities as well as the actual power plant levels, with their control rooms above and below ground and the upstream drive waterways, require long-standing experience in these specialist fields. In recent decades, our experts have been involved significantly in the most important planning and implementation work for storage power plants in Switzerland and abroad.