Gunggl Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant Gunggl is a run-of-the-river plant situated on the river Gungglbach in the municipality of Gnadenwald in Tyrol.

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1,620 households

supplies the Gunggl power plant

Conscious of the environment

5,504 fewer
tonnes of CO2*



Certified in accordance with ISO14001



Generates approx. 7 GWh of hydroelectricity annually


* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The power plant was built between 1986 and 1992. A Francis spiral turbine and a backward running spiral casing pump together generate an average annual amount of approximately 7 GWh of electricity.

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1992
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Tyrol
Waters Inn, Gungglbach
Output 04 MW
Annual output 7,286 MWh
Turbine Francis
Connectivity No fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Ecology & environmental protection

The Zillertal plant group has been awarded the environmental certificate ISO 14001 since 2013. The hydropower plants of this plant group not only fulfil the statutory requirements but also focus on high environmental standards and technical innovations. Goals include the efficient use of hydropower and a balance between economy and ecology. The effectiveness and benefit of the environmental management system are mainly the responsibility of our employees, who undergo constant training and development in this area.
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Due to strong seasonal fluctuations in the water inflow, two different sets of machinery were installed: a Francis spiral turbine with horizontal shaft coupled to a generator with a rated output of 3,100 kW, and a spiral casing pump in turbine operation with a horizontal shaft, also coupled to a generator with a rated output of 900 kW.