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The Lunersee Hydroelectric Power Project will aid in power production and dissemination to both Austria and West Germany.

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The Lunersee Hydroelectric Project is one of two large hydroelectric projects approved for Austria in 1955, both aiming to supply neighboring countries, in this case West Germany, as well as the domestic market. The project will produce winter peak power from pumped storage. It will consist of the construction of a small dam across the lower end of Luner Lake (Lunersee) to increase its storage capacity, divert the run-off of a glacier into the lake, and construct 9.7 kilometers of tunnels, siphons, and penstocks to convey water from the lake to a new power house in which generating and pumping units will be installed. The Austrian benefits will include additional power facilities to satisfy demands in Vorarlberg and Tirol. The German benefits include the availability of additional power during peak demand and the sale of off-peak energy to the project for pumping.

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Memo from the Department of Operations (1516688); operational power plant (30233508; Credit: The World Bank).
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Memo from the Department of Operations (1516688); operational power plant (30233508; Credit: The World Bank).

Resource
Title
Electric Power Project
Description
P037350: Approved June 14, 1955
The profile contains project and financial information and lists of project documents and archival records.
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Electric Power Project
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26
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Memo from the Department of Operations
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Memo from the Department of Operations
Description
Oct. 7, 1954
The memo provides background information on a loan request from Austria and recommends that the Bank send a mission to gather information (1516688).
Event
26
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Telegram on the World Bank mission visit
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Telegram on the World Bank mission visit
Description
Nov. 4, 1954
The telegram from the American Embassy in Vienna to the U.S. Department of State reports on the assistance provided to the World Bank mission to Austria that is examining the Lunersee hydro-electric project (1516688).
Event
26
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Operational power plant
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Operational power plant
Description
c.1955
The Lunersee Hydroelectric Power Project will produce winter peak power from pumped storage (30233508; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
26
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Transmission line towers and facility
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Transmission line towers and facility
Description
c.1955
The project will add 190,000 kw to the Vorarlberger Illwerke system (30233508; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
26
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View of transmission lines
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View of transmission lines
Description
c.1955
The Lunersee Hydroelectric Power Project will consist of the construction of a small dam across the lower end of Luner Lake (Lunersee) to increase its storage capacity (30233508; Credit: The World Bank).
Event
26
Title
Lunersee Hydroelectric Power Project: Appraisal Report
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Lunersee Hydroelectric Power Project: Appraisal Report
Description
Document date: May 25, 1955
The report describes and appraises the project.
Event
26
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