Licence renewal for Dietikon run-of-the-river power plant

Project overview

The water rights licence for the Dietikon hydropower plant on the river Limmat, which was built between 1931 and 1933, is due to expire. As owner of the site, Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ) is therefore applying for a licence renewal for a further 80 years of operation. A two-stage environmental impact assessment is required by law to be carried out for the licensing of hydropower plants.

Our services

Preparation of Stage 1 of the environmental impact report, including coordination of the consultants. Subsequent amendment of the report based on the expansion of the project due to a hydroelectric power plant. Support for the client in the licensing process and assistance in settlement negotiations.

Expertise involved

Environmental planning, Hydropower


Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ)