The Klöntal lake, which is used as an energy reservoir, was created by a prehistoric rockslide.
The power plant on the Löntsch and the Beznau hydroelectric power plant (AG) heralded the beginning of Axpo. It was with these two plants that the first power plant association in Switzerland was realised as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. The plant, which was renovated and modernised in the 1970s, uses the discharge of a catchment area of 83 km2 in the Glarner Alps region. The Klöntal lake, which is used as an energy reservoir, was created by a prehistoric rockslide. Since the construction of the power plant, an additional embankment allows the Klöntal lake to be used to store water for the production of consumption-adjusted peak-load energy. The Klöntal lake is a popular destination for hikers and anglers. The Klöntal lake can be reached in 31 minutes from Näfels (GL) by public transport.
- Plant visit
- Guided tour (min. 10 people): by arrangement
- Entrance and guided tours are free of charge