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History

  •  1993: The Mini-hydro laboratory of Montcherand (Mhylab) is created by “l’Association pour le développement des énergies renouvelables (ADER)”, the “Compagnie Vaudoise d’électricité” (to-day “Romande Energie SA”), The Swiss Confederation and the state of Vaud. The construction of its research laboratory, and the first Pelton turbine development programs are benefit from the support of the Federal Energy Office (OFEN), of the National Energy Research Fund (NEFF), of the Fund for Projects and Studies of Electricity Economy (PSEL), of the state of Vaud, and of the “Entreprises Electriques Fribourgeoises”
  • 1997-2001: Development program of Pelton turbines, supported by OFE, PSEL, and the “Electriciens romands”
  • 2001-2008: Development program of axial and siphon turbines, supported by the State secretariat to for education and research (SER), the OFEN, the Lausanne fund for the backing of renewable energies, and the SIG “New renewable energies fund”.
  • 2008-2011: Single regulated Diagonal turbines (Dériaz) development project, supported by Swisselectric Research, the OFEN, and the SIG “New renewable energies fund”.
  • 2012-2017: Double regulated Diagonal turbines (Dériaz) development project, supported by Canton of Vaud (Swizerland).
  • 2017-2019: Double regulated Kaplan turbines development project, supported by Canton of Vaud (Swizerland).

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