Berges de Vessy

A former water-pumping plant nestled at the entrance to the Arve Loop, the Berges de Vessy site is home to a remarkable industrial heritage.

 

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History

History

In the 1990s, the quality of this natural site, its buildings, engineering structures and machinery encouraged SIG to undertake its rehabilitation. In 2007, a micro hydroelectric power plant was integrated into the former pumping plant.


Since 2010, the association "Les Berges de Vessy" has undertaken to promote the industrial heritage of the dam and revive the site.

 

The House of the Future, inaugurated in 2015, hosts temporary exhibitions, educational workshops, visits and conferences.
 

Environment

Environment

Vessy's development and its micro-power plant are managed in close ecological alignment with the natural character of the watercourse. As a result, the electricity which is produced there has been certified by way of a naturemade star since 2008, a label that guarantees the origin of the energy and the quality of its production, pursuant to the most demanding criteria in Europe. This allows it to currently supply the Electricité Vitale Vert product.

Technical documents relating to environemental aspects

Key figures

Key figures

320 kW

of power

1.7 GWh

an annual production

3 metres

of gross head (difference in the water level between the top and the base of the dam)

Useful information

Useful information

Target audience

 

These guided tours are suitable for companies, schools, organisations and public bodies.

They are organised for groups from 10 people minimum to 20 maximum. Recommended age: from 10 years old.

Please note: Visits are unsuitable for persons with reduced mobility.

 

Tour information

 

From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour).

Duration: 1.5 hours

Languages: French, English

 

Pricing

 

Tours are free for schools, organisations and public bodies.

For companies, the price is CHF 300 per guide (20 people).

Registration is required

 

Registration information

 

Once you have filled out our form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

For more information, contact us via visites.sites@sig-ge.ch, or at +41 (0)22 420 75 71.

 

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