Arnstein Storage Power Plant

The VERBUND Arnstein power plant is a storage power plant in the Teigitsch rift valley close to Gaisfeld near Krottendorf in Styria.

Man in the kitchen

11,036 households

supplies the Arnstein power plant

Conscious of the environment

36.863 avoided
tonnes of CO2*


Efficiency increase

New concession for the Arnstein power plant being planned

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

Hidden in the idyllic Teigitschgraben, the Arnstein power plant, built in the 1920s, exudes a romantic charm. The Arnstein power plant also offers guided tours for interested groups and the “Arnstein Learning Garden ”, an initiative of the Lipizzanerheimat Energy Forum and the VERBUND Electricity School.

The Arnstein and Sölk storage power plants and the Enns and Mur run-of-river power plants generate as much renewable electricity each year as all private households in Styria consume in total. VERBUND is thus making a significant contribution to climate protection in Styria.


Image from the Location

Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1925
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Styria
Waters Teigitsch, Mur
Output 30 MW
Annual output 49,146 MWh
Turbine Francis
Connectivity No fish bypass
Ecology & environmental protection

The entire plant group of the Styrian hydropower plants has been awarded the environmental certificate ISO 14001. The power plants on the rivers Mur and Enns not only fulfil the statutory requirements but also focus on high environmental standards and technical innovations. The goal is the efficient use of hydropower and the balance between economy and ecology. The effectiveness and benefit of the environmental management system are mainly the responsibility of our employees, who undergo constant training and development in this area.

Responsible treatment of the environment