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.

Technical Description 

The Malta Lower Stage run-of-river power plant was built from 1974 to 1977 with co-financing from KELAG and Energie AG Oberösterreich, in conjunction with the construction of the Malta Upper Stage and Malta Main Stage power plants. The drop height of 45 m between the Rottau equalizing basin, the Malta Main Stage and the Drautal valley near Sachsenburg, was a decisive factor for building the power plant. Two vertically built-in Kaplan turbines generate on average around 118 GWh of electricity per year. The Malta Lower Stage power plant is furthermore 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