Tuesday July 28
9.30 am.-12 pm. Visit to the micro-plants of Fourneaux, Matussière and the power plant downstream from Modane
A small hydroelectric or micro hydroelectric plant is a power plant that uses hydraulic power to produce electricity on a small scale. This electricity can be used to power isolated sites (one or two dwellings, a craftsman’s workshop, a barn, etc.) or sold to a public distribution network. Some power plants can be built with energy storage capacities.
Meet at the Maison d’Aussois – General public – Free – By car to Modane-Fourneaux – Car sharing possible.
2:30 pm. – 4:30 pm .: Photo shoot for photography lovers with Emile Joyeux
Emile invites you to discover, during a small outdoor course, the lookout and camouflage techniques in order to obtain the best shots and improve your artistic demand while observing nature and the animal species that make it people.
Meet in front of the exhibition hall of the Nursery School – All public – Free
8.45 pm: Conference on the construction of EDF dams in Aussois with Alain Marnézy, honorary professor at the University of SavoieBetween 1946 and 1956, the village of Aussois lived to the rhythm of the great post-war mountain projects. By taking over a project from the hydroelectric company of Savoie, a subsidiary of Péchiney, the brand new national company, EDF, is launching construction work on two hydroelectric dams in the mountain pastures above the village of Aussois.
First Plan d’Aval, whose mission is also to supply energy to the recent ONERA wind tunnel in Avrieux, then Plan d’Amont in the upper basin. For 10 years, the life of the village is animated by these major works: construction of access roads, back and forth of site vehicles, installation of many seasonal workers … The economic and social benefits of these large facilities were prove to be decisive for the future of the municipality.
The conference is based on EDF archive films.
Center Paul Langevin (CNRS auditorium) – Free