The use of hydroelectric power in the Grimsel and Susten area commenced in 1925 with the founding of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (Oberhasli AG power plants). In several stages, an impressive facility came into being that comprises eight dams and nine power plants, generating electricity for 1.2 million people.
The Alpine and traditional cheese dairy of Tannenboden was built at the turn of the century. Through a large glass pane in the cozy restaurant you can watch how cheese is made. Fine fresh dairy products such as Alpine cheese, yoghurt, butter, milk and Camenbert cheese are sold here.