Braunau-Simbach Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND’s Braunau Simbach power plant is a run-of-river power plant on River Inn, situated in the municpalities of Ranshofen (Upper Austria) and Kirchdorf am Inn (Bavaria).

Technical Description 

The Braunau-Simbach power plant was constructed between 1951 and 1954. The actual start of construction took place already in 1943 - due to the wartime shortage of materials, however, it didn't reach completion. In 1951 the construction work was continued. Four vertical Kaplan turbines annually generate on average around 550 GWh of electricity. Furthermore, a fish ladder is being planned.

Technical data:

Eigentümer: Österreichisch-Bayerische Kraftwerke Aktiengesellschaft
Grenzkraftwerke GmbH    
Inbetriebnahme: 1954
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Germany, Bavaria
Austira, Upper Austria
Waters: Inn
Capacity: 100 MW
Annual generation: 550.000 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (4)
Fish Bypass: no

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Braunau-Simbach run-of-river power plant
Cross-section of the weir field at the Braunau-Simbach power plant