Malta Lower Stage Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Malta, lower stage, is a run-of-river power plant situated on the river Möll between the towns of Möllbrücke and Sachsenburg in the municipality of Möllbrücke.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Malta Lower Stage run-of-river power plant was built between 1974 and 1979 in conjunction with the construction of the Malta Upper Stage and Malta Main Stage power plants. The power plant uses the head of 45 metres between the Rottau balancing reservoir of the Malta main stage and the Drava valley at Sachsenburg. Two vertically installed Kaplan turbines generate an annual average of 118 GWh of electricity. The Malta lower stage power plant is equipped with a fish ladder.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1979
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Möll
Capacity: 41 MW
Annual generation: 117,913 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes