Ferlach-Maria Rain Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant is a run-of-river power plant situated on River Drau in the municipality of Ferlach, Carinthia.

Technical Description 

The Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant was constructed between 1971 and 1975 and was co-financed by KELAG. After Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf and Rosegg-St.Jakob, Ferlach-Maria Rain is the third power plant to be built on the middle section of the river Drau. Two vertical Kaplan turbines with directly adjoining three-phase current-synchronous generators can generate an average of around 315 GWh per year. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation 1975
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Drau
Capacity: 75 MW
Annual generation: 315.758 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: in the planning process

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Ferlach-Maria Rain run-of-river power plant
Cross-section of the weir field at the Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant