Fumel's hydroelectric power station was started after WW2. It was reserved for the electric power supply of the metallurgic factory. This power station is of the "in real time" type. A concrete building, it is composed of a 7m high dam with valves which, apart from transporting the water towards to "Kapler" turbines, allows to regulate the height of the Lot river's water. The production enables 7.000 houses to get a clean and sustainable energy. A water tower is also on site.
Industrial tourism in Fumel! With your guide from the Tourist Office Fumel-Vallée du Lot, discover the hydro-electric plant of Fumel. A guided tour available only by appointment or during scheduled visits (have a look at the calendar). You cannot enter on the property without the guide. The industrial site is in activity. Children under 6 year-old are not allowed.
Avenue de l'Usine
47500 - FUMEL
Standard office de tourisme Fumel-Vallée du Lot : +33 5 53 71 13 70
Port. Pôle Réceptif : +33 6 31 89 27 74
Email : info\tourisme-fumel.com|Accueil office de tourisme Fumel-Vallée du Lot
Web : : www.tourisme-fumel.com
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