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.

Man in the kitchen

1,620 households

supplies the Gunggl power plant

Conscious of the environment

5,410 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

 

* 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 Gungglbach
Output 04 MW
Annual output 7,286 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity No fish bypass

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 860 kW.