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Biwak#21: Emil Zbinden and the Construction of the Grimsel-Oberaar Hydroelectric

March 15, 2018 till August 19, 2018

Hydroelectric power is now Switzerland’s most important source of energy – and as a renewable resource it represents the energy of the future. Hydroelectric power is regarded as a symbol of progress and prosperity. In the twentieth century, entire Alpine valleys were dammed and flooded in order to produce hydroelectricity. The construction of the dams was both a major event and a public attraction in a number of valleys. After all, dams are among the largest structures ever built in Switzerland.

Date
March 15, 20182018-03-15T11:39:00 - August 19, 2018 2018-08-19T11:40:00
Location
3005 Bern, Helvetiaplatz 4
Link
Swiss Alpine Museum

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