Discover the fascinating word of sustainable energy in the beautiful Val d’Hérens.
19 Aug 2022
Did you know that hydropower is Switzerland's most important domestic source of renewable energy and 60 % of the country`s energy production comes from the dams of the country?
I invite you to join me and discover the fascinating word of sustainable energy in the beautiful Val d’Hérens.
The Grande Dixence is the world's highest gravity dam, collects melting water from 35 Valaisian glaciers.
Built between 1951 and 1965, the dam is an incredible construction. Its wall, standing at 285 metres in height, remains unequalled to date. Its weight of 15 million tons makes it heavier than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The large reservoir holds 400 million cubic meters of water, which is channeled into the lake through 100 kilometers of tunnels.
During this program, we will explore one of the power plants and pumping stations of the Grande Dixence Dam.
- Immerse yourself in the history renewable water energy of the region.
- Visit to the Power Plant in Nendaz.
- Visit the Water pump in Arolla.
- Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
- Travel with private minivan during the day.
- Enjoy the company of like-minded people.
We start our adventure in Sion in the morning, where we take the van what will be our transportation for the day and drive to our first top in Riddes, where we visit Switzerland largest operating hydroelectric plant.
After we discovered every corner of the plant and our guide answered all our question, we take our van again and drive up high to the mountains, where we stop in a traditional restaurant before we visit the water pump.
After the discovery of the water pump, we will drive back to Sion. If we still have energy after this 7-8 hour full day program, we can go for a drink. :)
Remember, you cover only your own cost, what is 80 CHF.
Included: Visit the plant & the plant; transportation from and back to Sion.
Not included: lunch .
If you are ready for this Alpine adventure, sign up today, places are limited.. (min 10, max 16 persons).
Registration closes one week before the date of the event.
Please note, that by registering you are automatically accepting the terms and conditions.
If you have questions, contact us via eRQYCw0YORgeGA0cHAEJHAsQHBcaHFcaFhQ@nospam