Abwinden-Asten Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Abwinden-Asten power plant is a run-of-river plant on the Danube, south of Abwinden near Linz in Upper Austria.

Man in the kitchen

227,601 households

supplies the Abwinden Asten power plant

Fish bypass

Fish bypass currently under construction


A part of the LIFE+ Netzwerk Donau Renaturation Project

Conscious of the environment

773,486 fewer
tonnes of CO2*

Technical Description 

The Abwinden-Asten power plant was constructed from 1976 to 1979 using a low-height construction method, and was co-financed by Energie AG Oberösterreich, KELAG and VKW. The channel flow of the Danube is considerably increased by the Traun River, which flows into the reservoir from the south. In the powerhouse on the right bank of the Danube there are nine machine units, each comprising a Kaplan bulb turbine and a built-in DC coupled three-phase generator which have an annual capacity of around 995 GWh of electricity. In the next few years, as part of the "LIFE+ Network Danube" project, the power plant will be equipped with a near-natural fish bypass.

Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1979
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Upper Austria
Waters Danube
Output 168 MW
Annual output 1,039,561 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass under construction

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