Yes, extremely organic. sustainable .. but the development is extremely exciting: The Gutacher company Gütermann, which had been producing yarns industrially in the first half of the 20th century (weaving, spinning, dyeing, I attach a link below ..), has both Lake stuck in a depression, as well as the power plant, which can be seen from the street, built.
A manager had the idea of using hydropower with enormous pressure from the height of the candle foothills near St. Peter, height difference approx. 500m, and thus generating the electricity required for production. So it was created at the level of the Lake Balaton simply by damming, and high pressure steel pipes were laid down into the Simonswälder Tal (near the Obersimonswald-Engel bus stop). A hydroelectric power plant was built there (looks a bit like a Roman villa (link: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zweribachwerk#/media/File:Zweribachwerk_(1).jpg) that was also a pumping power plant, that is at night and at the weekend, the lake was to be replenished by pumping power, electricity was generated during the day, but the amount of water in the inflow area of Lake Balaton had been calculated far too low, pumping was not necessary at all and, as far as I know, was never really carried out A quantity of electricity sufficient to supply several hundred households, and since there is no pumping, additional electricity is saved, i.e. BioBio ...
Who wants to know more:
To the power plant: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zweribachwerk
About the Gütermann company: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gütermann
It is worth reading !! And a tour of the Zweribach Falls is the highlight in the Simonswälder Tal anyway.
April 17, 2018
The water was drained from Lake Balaton in summer 2020 to determine the need for rehabilitation. This seems to be high because it was not replenished at the planned time after a few months (badische-zeitung.de/aus-dem-plattensee-bei-st-peter- wird-ab-august-das -water-drained--187416893.html)
April 27, 2022
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