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.

An 840 metre-long pressure shaft leads from the Tuxbach power plant to the Bösdornau powerhouse, where the water from the Stilluppbach stream is also guided along a 680 metre-long pressure shaft. Five sets of machinery (two with Francis turbines and three with Pelton turbines) with a total bottleneck capacity of 25,300 kW are installed in the powerhouse. The generated electrical energy is fed into the 110 kV grid via open-air switchgear.

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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 Tuxbach, Inn
Output 25 MW
Annual output 69,663 MWh
Turbine Francis, Pelton
Connectivity No fish bypass
In the machine hall, there are five machine sets with a total bottleneck capacity of 25,300 kW, two of them with Francis spiral turbines (6,100 kW each) and three with Pelton turbines (two twin free jet turbines with 6,200 kW each and one free jet turbine with 1,100 kW).