Via Sett: Bergeller Strom in Zürich
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Even today, the Septimerpass serves as a transport route - no longer for visible goods on the backs of mules, but for electricity. The high-voltage lines of the Zurich ewz power plant carry the electricity over 190 km from Bergell over the Septimer Pass to Sils i.D. and on to Zurich.
Have you already discovered the imposing wall of the Albignia reservoir high above the valley? The loan of CHF 175 million granted by Zurich in 1954 and the subsequent construction of the Bergell power plants heralded a new economic era for the entire valley.
On average, the power plants produce 437 GWh per year. This corresponds approximately to the electricity consumption of 100,000 Swiss households. All Bergeller ewz power plants are certified with the naturemade basic quality label. Cornelia Bandes explains what the award with this label means at the audio symbol.
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