Transmission Lines in Switzerland

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Electrician

New York, NY, United States
vol. 10, no. 4, p. 158, col. 1-3

Power Transmission Lines in Switzerland. Among the numerous Swiss installations for the electrical transmission of power, that in the neighborhood of the Lake of the Four Cantons presents some of the most interesting features, both on account of its magnitude and the novelty of the methods employed. The generating station is at Schwyz, where a natural fall of the river Muota is used as a source of power. Five horizontal turbines of 600 h.p. each are direct-coupled to three-phase alternators giving 8000 volts directly. The precautions against the destruction of the wheels by sand and gravel in the water, like the rest of the hydraulic features of the plant, are of the highest order and are very fully described by M