Kaprun Main Stage Storage Power Plant

The Kaprun Main Stage power plant in the municipality of Kaprun in Salzburg is part of a large power generation group consisting of reservoirs and power plants.

Man in the kitchen

122.388 households

supplies the Kaprun-Hauptstufe power plant

Environmentally friendly

508,829 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

 

 

The four storage reservoirs (Margaritze, Mooserboden, Wasserfallboden and Klammsee), the highest of which is situated 2,000 metres above sea level, guarantee an optimal water supply for the Kaprun plant group, supported by pumping stations and pumped storage power plants. The first reservoirs and the Kaprun main stage storage power station were built between 1938 and 1953 and consumed a large amount of resources.

The Kaprun main stage power plant forms the heart of green electricity generation and has the highest annual generate output of the plant group. The installation of two new turbines and generators as well as a new transformer in 2016 increased the output of the power plant by approx. 10%.


* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1953
Type Pumped-storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Mühlbach, Bombach, Dietersbach, Erlachbach, Kapruner Ache, Renzelgraben, Zeferetbach, Grubbach, Hirzbach, Polzerbach
Output 260 MW
Annual output 549,455 MWh
Turbine Pelton
Connectivity No fish bypass

Kaprun high mountain reservoirs