Niklai Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant of Niklai is a run-of-river power plant situated in the municipality of Feistritz in Carinthia.

Technical Description 

The Niklai power plant was built from 1958 to 1959 and as an intermediate stage between the Kreuzeck power plant annual storage reservoir and the Kreuzeck power plant daily storage reservoir. The gradient of about 57 m between the springs of Gnoppnitzbach, Grabach and Niklaibach to the Rosswiese daily storage reservoir, came about due to the channelled flow from the Kreuzeck daily storage reservoir and will be used for energy production, in order to cover the individual needs of the Reißeck-Kreuzeck power plant group. Two horizontal Francis turbines generate a yearly average output of 7 GWh of electricity.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1960
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Möll
Capacity: 2 MW
Annual generation: 7,000 MWh
Turbines: Francis (2)
Fish bypass: no