Bösdornau storage power plant

VERBUND's power plant at Bösdornau is a storage power plant located at the valley-facing exit of the Zemmgrund below Finkenberg in the Zillertal Valley in Tyrol. It was built from 1928 until 1930.

Man in the kitchen

15,484 households

supplies the Bösdornau power plant

Conscious of the environment

51,724  avoided
tonnes of CO2*


Technical Description

 An 840 m long power descent goes from the Tuxbach power plant to the Bösdornau powerhouse, where the water is also channelled from the Stilluppbach over a 680 m long power descent. There are five installed machine units in the powerhouse (two with Francis turbines and three with Pelton turbines) with an installed capacity of altogether 25,300 kW. The generated electricity is then fed into the 110 kV grid via an outdoor substation.

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1940
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Tyrol
Waters Stillupbach, Tuxbach, Zemmbach
Output 25 MW
Annual output 69,663 MWh
Turbine Francis, Pelton
Connectivity No fish bypass

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Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1940
Type:  Storage
Country, State Austria, Tyrol
Waters: Zemm
Capacity: 25 MW
Annual generation: 69.663 MWh
Turbines: Francis (2), Pelton (3)
Fish Bypass: no