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Hydropower plant La Chapelle/Villognon

La Chapelle/Villognon are two hydropower plants, both located on the Charente, about eight kilometers apart. Both power plants wehre built as mills in the 11th century and initially used for cereal and later for oil and papermaking.

Data & Facts
  • Location and site
    La Chapelle and Villognon / regionPoitou-Charentes in western France
  • Number / type of turbines
    La Chapelle : 2 Landy screw turbines / manufacturer Landustrie ( ⌀ 4.3 m , length 6 m ) / Villognon : 3 Landy screw turbines / manufacturer Landustrie ( ⌀ 3.4 m , length 4.12 m )
  • Capacity per plant / total
    La Chapelle : 400 kW / Villognon : 200 kW / total : 600 kW
  • Forecast electricity production p.a.
    total: 2,4 million kWh p.a.
  • Households supplied
    approx. 705
  • Commissioned
    2013