Mellach Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Mellach power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Mur River in the municipality of Mellach in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Mellach run-of-river power plant was constructed between 1982 and 1985 and is situated in the Mellach power plant park together with the thermal plant facilities. The facilities comprise two bulb turbines. The water of the cooling water channel is equally energetically utilised with an S-turbine (nominal output of 582 kW). In this way, around 74 GWh of electricity are generated annually. Furthermore, there is a fish bypass. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1985
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 15.6 MW
Annual generation: 74,514 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes