Paternion Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Paternion power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Drava River, north of the town of Paternion in Carinthia.

Technical Description 

The Paternion run-of-river power plant was constructed from 1985 to 1988 with co-financing from KELAG and is one of three power plants belonging to the "Upper Drava" power plant chain. All three, Paternion, Kellerberg and Villach, were built according to the pier power station concept and also fitted out with the same mechanical equipment. Two vertical Kaplan turbines with DC couples three-phase synchronous generators generate on average around 89 GWh of electricity per year. A fish ladder is also being planned. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1988
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Water body: Drava
Capacity: 23.5 MW
Annual generation: 89,362.8 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes