Energy award for hydropower plant by REHARTPOWER
Every year since 2010 the district Dachau has been honouring projects which generate energy from renewable sources, distribute power innovatively or save it in a creative manner. 2016 a system by REHARTPOWER, the “hydropower screw Schwebelsbach” in Upper Bavarian Haimhausen was among the award winners.
During the award ceremony the County Commissioner Stefan Löwl emphasized that it is not only large-scale projects which drive the energy revolution forward, but climate protection does indeed start small. A good example of this is the award-winning system in Haimhausen, operated by the regional electricity producer E-Werke Haniel. The flow velocity at Schwebelsbach was too low for a turbine and residual water bypassed the sluice unused. E-Werke Haniel found the ideal solution for the location – a hydropower screw by REHARTPOWER. The systems by REHARTPOWER already work profitably with a water volume of 0.3 m³/s and offer not only economic, but also ecological advantages, since fish are not harmed when passing the screw.
The system installed in Haimhausen will produce approx. 78,000 kWh power per year, supplying 22 households with green electricity. Christian Habermann, responsible for the hydropower division of REHART, and his team are delighted with the award and hope that many projects of this kind will follow, moving the energy revolution forward.
An article in Süddeutsche Zeitung related to the award ceremony can be had under the following link: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/dachau/klimaschutz-sauber-1.3303848