Malta Upper Stage Pumped Storage Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Malta, upper stage, is a pumped storage power plant and situated in the town of Brandstatt in the municipality of Malta in Carinthia. It was constructed from 1974 until 1977 with co-financing from Kelag and Energie AG.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

Located here is the highest dam in Austria, with a height of 200 metres. It is also the tallest curved wall in Europe. The Galgenbichl powerhouse, at the foot of the Galgenbichl dam, is equipped with two machine sets with a total capacity of 120 MW.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1979
Type:  Pumped Storage
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Malta
Capacity: 120 MW
Annual generation: 37.870,1 MWh
Turbines: Francis (2)
Fish Bypass: no