Waterwheel mill

Waterkrachtcentrale Sluis 15

This hydroelectric power station was built in 1919 by order of Rijkswaterstaat to generate electricity for Sluis 15 and the nearby service houses. At the beginning of the twentieth century, preparations were made to build a canal between Wessem and Nederweert. In order to achieve this, the water level in the Zuid-Willemsvaart near Nederweert had to be lowered. That is why two locks were built in 1919, of which Sluis 15 is one. In 1949 the power plant was shut down and the building was not maintained for a long time. Between 1992 and 1993 it was built in a dilapidated state and was restored and it was listed as a national monument. From then on, the electricity generated from the power plant was used to power households. The plant provided energy for about 70 households. The proceeds from this will be used to pay for the maintenance of the plant. Today the power station is still used to generate green electricity.

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6031RN Nederweert
Limburg The Netherlands

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