The Schwarzenbachtalsperre is the most important building of the pumped storage power plant Rudolf-Fettweis-Werk. The dam was completed in 1926 and collects the water on the eastern slope of the precipitous main ridge of the northern Black Forest. In addition, the water is pumped into the dam by the Murg, as the system serves to balance the load in the energy supply.
The gravity dam is 400 meters long and 65 meters high. The lake is over two kilometers long.
September 26, 2017
The Schwarzenbachtalsperre near Forbach in the northern Black Forest is the most important structure of the Rudolf-Fettweis-Werk pumped storage power plant. The operator of the dam, which was completed in 1926 and located in a side valley of the Murg valley, is EnBW Kraftwerke AG. If there is an excess of electricity generation (mainly at night), water is pumped from the lower Murgtalsperre in Kirschbaumwasen, via the power house in Forbach, into the Schwarzenbachtalsperre. If there is a lack of energy, the water from the reservoir is fed to the Forbach compensation basin to generate electricity to cover peak loads via the water turbines (source Wikipedia).
July 12, 2021
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