Klaus Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Klaus is a run-of-river plant on the Steyr and situated in the municipalities of Molln and Klaus in Upper Austria.

Technical Description 

The Klaus power plant was constructed from 1973 to 1975. Alongside its main task of generating electricity, the storage area also fulfils the purpose of reducing the floodwater peak discharge. The following measurement facilities were built in to monitor the dam: plumbs, clinometer, temperature sensor, dilatometer, fluid pressure gauge, teleformeter, piezometer, ground water pressure measuring bell and rock extensometer. Two Kaplan turbines generate on average roughly 74 GWh of electricity per year.

Technical data:

Owner: Ennskraftwerke GmbH
Operating company: Ennskraftwerke GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1975
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Upper Austria
Waters: Steyr
Capacity: 20 MW
Annual generation: 74,000 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: no