Annabrücke Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's Annabrücke power plant is a run-of-river plant on the Drava River in the municipality of Gallizien in Carinthia.

Conscious of the environment

295,534 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

 

Fish bypass

The fish bypass on the Drava is constantly monitored by FishCam.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Annabrücke power plant was built between 1976 and 1981 with the financial involvement of KELAG. With an average annual generation of 386 GWh, it is the most powerful power plant on the Drava river. The two sets of machinery are equipped with two Kaplan turbines which generate electricity entirely from hydropower.

 

Image from the Location

Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1981
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Carinthia
Waters Drava
Output 90 MW
Annual output 386,497 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass is in the planning process
Environmental protection at VERBUND

The construction of a fish bypass at Annabrücke power plant is currently being planned.

More about fish bypasses
Turbines and generators: The two machine sets have vertical Kaplan turbines which achieve a nominal output of 90 MW at a nominal flow rate of 205 m³/sec. and a head of 24.3 metres. The five-bladed impellers have a diameter of 5.1 metres and are directly coupled with the generators, with machine 1 driving a 60 MVA single-phase traction current generator (16 2/3 Hz) and machine 2 driving a 58 MVA three-phase synchronous generator (50 Hz).

Transformers: A 60 MVA block transformer with oil cooling is available for raising the traction current from 10 kV to 121 kV.

Weir system: Each of the three weir fields of the plant has a width of 18 metres and a barrier height of 15 metres. They are closed with oil-hydraulically powered, welded pressure segment barriers with weir gates.

The Annabrücke power plant was built between 1976 and 1981 and co-financed by KELAG.