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.
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