Gars Power Unit

The power plant Gars power unit is a run-of-river power plant on the Inn and lies in the municipality of the same name in Upper Bavaria.

VERBUND invested in the expansion of the existing Gars power plant and thus in the expansion of Bavarian hydropower with the construction of the Gars power unit. The new power plant has an output of 5 megawatts.

Today, the VERBUND power plants on the Inn are a representative cross-section of almost 100 years of power plant construction. All three main types of low-pressure power plant – diversion, bay and pier – can be found between Rosenheim and the mouth of the Salzach. With the canal power plant at Töging, VERBUND also has the most important plant of Bavaria’s early run-of-river power plants, which made a considerable and sustainable contribution to the economic development of southern Germany.

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Owner VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operator VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Commissioning 2013
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Germany
Region Bavaria
Waters Inn
Output 05 MW
Annual output 43,610 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
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Ecology & environmental protection

During the construction of the new Gars power train, a number of ecological supporting measures were started: restructuring of the Nasenbach, de-silting of oxbow lakes in the surrounding wetlands, improved fish spawning grounds and new habitats for flora and fauna. A bypass channel for ecological continuity, a fish bypass, has also been in operation since the autumn of 2013.

Our latest conservation projects
The Gars power plant is equipped with a machine set (5 MW) comprising a Kaplan turbine and generator, and generates an annual average of 43.6 GWh of electricity from renewable hydropower.