Erzbach Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Erzbach power plant is a run-of-river power plant on River Erzbach situated in the municipality of Eisenerz in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Erzbach power plant was built between 1980 and 1983. A culvert of Seebach was originally planned but, due to topographical reasons, had to be modified into a traverse using a pipeline bridge. Two Francis turbines with a horizontal shaft generate an average annual output of around 6.4 GWh.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1986
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Erzbach
Capacity: 1,1 MW
Annual generation: 5.383 MWh
Turbines: Francis (2)
Fish bypass: no