Gars Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Gars is a run-of-river plant situated on the Inn river in the Upper Bavarian municipality of Gars.

Technical Description 

The Gars power plant was built between 1935 and 1938. In the course of the construction, the Gars bridge on the river Inn had to be raised by 2.5 m above the planned median water level. Five vertical axis Kaplan turbines with 3.9 metre rotor diameter generate an average annual output of around 126 GWh. A fish ladder has also been planned for the Gabersdorf power plant.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1938
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Germany, Bavaria
Waters: Inn
Capacity: 25 MW
Annual generation: 125.640 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (5)
Fish bypass: yes

Cross-sections of the power plant:

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