Nussdorf (Vienna) Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Nussdorf is a run-of river power plant situated on the Danube and near the Danube inlet to the Danube canal on the border between the 19th and 20th Vienna districts.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The famous Art Nouveau architect Otto Wagner designed an extraordinary welcome greeting for travellers approaching Vienna from the north along the Danube in the form of the Schemerl bridge in Nußdorf. Between them, the bronze lions guard not only a weir system to protect the Danube Canal from flooding but also a modern hydropower plant.

Twelve Matrix turbines use the gradient of the Danube Canal, which was made sufficiently attractive for generating energy only after construction of the Danube power plant Freudenau. One of them is the StreamDiver research turbine.

Nussdorf fish bypass formally opened

Project partner representatives at the opening of the Nussdorf fish bypass on the Danube Canal
The project partners of the Nussdorf joint power plant project came together at the opening: from left to right: Karl Gruber (Wien Energie), Hans-Peter Hasenbichler (via donau), Dorith Breindl (BMLFUW), Jörg Leichtfried (BMVIT), Günther Rabensteiner (VERBUND AG), Karl Heinz Gruber (Verbund Hydro Power GmbH), Peter Weinelt (Wiener Stadtwerke), Friedrich Zemanek (EVN Naturkraft GmbH)

Technical data:

Owner: Nußdorf Errichtungs- und Betriebs GmbH & Co KG
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 2005
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Vienna
Waters: Donaukanal
Capacity: 4.8 MW
Annual generation: 28,141 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan 
Fish bypass: yes