History and characteristics of Hohenwarte II Pumped-storage Power Plant
The pumped-storage power plant called Hohenwarte II has been in operation since 1966. With eight pumped-storage sets it is the largest hydro power plant on the Saale River. The layout of the top basin is artificial without any natural inflow with 3.02 million m³ of water. The Eichicht catchment basin is used as a bottom basin for the Hohenwarte I and II pumped-storage plants. The hydro power generating sets are installed in a powerhouse constructed in the bottom basin.