An old hydroelectric power plant
Hidden in the trees, a few dozen to a long path in the woods, I could never find this plant without the help of an old man who protect a nearby castle … The use of this plant is unknown, I thought to supply military camp during World War II, but the facilities are dated to the late 50s. It can be used for a nearby farm, or a missing from the factory.
Protected by its location, it has suffered little damage, except the windows stolen, and flooding due to clogged water retention
When I got there, disappointment, I see the dam, but do not see how this will produce electricity! Dirt has replaced water, doors gave way under the pressure, I cross to find the stairs leading down under restraint to discover what I wanted.
Inside, an alternator, pulleys, a pressure regulator and a transformer are waiting for me!
The speed of rotation is controlled by a mechanical system that opens and closes the water. The voltage is then adjusted.
Transmission between the 2 turbine and the generator was done by a large belt (which is still in place, but fell to the ground), the voltage was provided by a pulley system energized by a leaf spring.
With a capacity of 180KVA, 3200V input, the output voltage of 230V indicates a close use from here..