Hohenwarte I Pumped-storage Power Plant
History and characteristics
The first turbine generator of the pumped-storage power plant called Hohenwarte I was commissioned in 1942. Two additional turbines were added in 1959, increasing the generation capacity to 63 MW.
The Saale River, closed off by a dam, forms the top basin for the power plant with a length of 27 km and a storage capacity of 180.86 million m3. (This dam was primarily built for flood control.) The Eichicht catchment basin is used as a bottom basin for the Hohenwarte I and II pumped-storage plants with a storage capacity of 5.21 million m³.