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The mill draws the water for power generation from Wardersee, Brahmsee, Pohlsee, Lustsee and Borgdorfer See with a total of around 3 km2 of water surface. The usable gradient is around two meters. In addition, the hydropower plant regulates the level of the first four lakes.It is assumed that Alt-Mühlendorf has had a water mill since at least the first mention of the place in 1271, which was used as a grain and wage mill. In the now well-preserved mill from 1860, electrical energy was generated from water power for the first time during the classic mill operation in 1913. A DC generator operated a battery, from which the light requirements for the owner of the mill and his neighbors were covered. In 1949 the system was converted to three-phase current and the power supply company Schleswag fed the electricity not required for its own use into its network.Since 1971 the turbine has been driving a generator of 23 kilowatts, with which the mill owner's annual needs could be covered almost entirely from the operation of the hydropower plant. In 1992 the watermill was sold to Schleswag (E.ON Hanse).With the order of the State Office for Monument Preservation Schleswig-Holstein on October 4, 2005, the water mill was entered in the monument book for cultural monuments from historical times and is therefore under monument protection.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasserm%C3%BChle_Alt-M%C3%BChlendorf
May 8, 2021
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