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.

Technical Description 

The Gunggl power plant was constructed from 1986 to 1990. Following a few test runs, small rips in the penstock became evident, which were caused by the high energy flow of the water. In order to prevent this, a pressure reducing valve to dissipate energy was built in. A Francis spiral turbine and a volute casing pump together generate on average a yearly output of around 7 GWh.

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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