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🖼️ Electrobroc Hydroelectric Station

Address
Route du Lac 1, 1636 Broc
Phone 1
Keyword
2018 Avril
  • Date de Visite
    10.04.2018
  • GPS
    46.60957 7.10900

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Electrobroc


Electrobroc is an active power plant and a big exhibition on the theme of energy production in Broc dans la Gruyère.

Access


Parking just next to Electrobroc.

the parking on the right of the picture.
the electrobroc parking on the right of the picture.

Visit


The free visit of the factory is done with a guide and on reservation. It takes place a few Saturdays a month and during school holidays. It allows you to discover a plant in operation with its turbines as well as about ten jobs in the energy sector. The 1200 m2 of the exhibition allows, with the help of models, to understand the mode of production of electricity as well as its transmission through the network. The workshop on the effects of very high voltage electricity is the most impressive.

Some of the workshops offered by Electrobroc are listed below:

  • The turbine room of the power plant
  • Energy sources
  • Energy bike
  • The animated model
  • The operation of an alternator
  • Demonstration of the greenhouse effect
  • The lightning simulator
  • The consumption area
  • The beginning of domestic electricity

The audio-visual presentation of the beginning of the visit.
The audio-visual presentation of the beginning of the electrobroc visit

Models and schematics.
a model of an electrobroc turbine  a diagram of an electrobroc model an electrobroc model

A workshop on the theme of electricity consumption and the room dedicated to very high voltage.
A workshop on the theme of electrobroc power consumption the room dedicated to very high voltage electrobroc

The power plant


The power plant includes 4 Francis turbines that receive water from the Montsalvens dam through a 2 km long penstock and a 100 m drop. These turbines produce electricity at a rate of 70 GWh/year. By way of comparison, Grande Dixence‘s infrastructure produces nearly 3’000 GWh/year. For more details on dams and power plants, we recommend the Torpille team page about hydroelectricity.

Eletrobroc with penstock and 4 entrances for the 4 Francis turbines. The turbine room.
Eletrobroc with penstock and 4 entrances for the 4 Francis turbines The electrobroc turbine room

At the end of the visit, a snack is offered to the visitor.

The outdoor learning path


Since 2018, Electrobroc has been offering an outdoor route of around ten stations presenting the hydroelectric power plant and its environment.

Video


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