Kalsdorf Run-of-River Power Plant

The joint venture power plant in Kalsdorf is a run-of-river power plant on the river Mur in the municipality of Kalsdorf in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Kalsdorf power plant was completed and opened in 2013. The power plant forms an 11.2 m high dam on the river Mur and has a maximum rate of flow of 200m³/s. In the powerhouse two Kaplan bulb turbines with a capacity of 19 MW have been installed, which generate 81 GWh of electricity per year. Furthermore, the Kalsdorf power plant is equipped with a fish ladder. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, Energie Steiermark
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 2013
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 19 MW
Annual generation: 81.210 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes