Peggau Run-of-River Power Plant

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

The run-of-river power plant was built between 1906 and 1908; the original machinery and equipment was replaced with modern systems between 1963 and 1965. The plant also comprises two Kaplan turbines which generate approximately 81 GWh of electricity annually.
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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1965
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Styria
Waters Mur
Output 13 MW
Annual output 81,286 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Environmental protection & ecology

A fish bypass was successfully integrated into the Adriach weir system of the Peggau power plant in 2015. The 270 metre-long fish ladder consists of a vertical slot pass and a near-natural bypass channel. The height difference to be overcome between the headwater and tailwater is approx. 5.3 metres.

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Turbines and generators: Two vertically mounted Kaplan turbines with five impeller blades have a nominal output of 6,560 kW at an intake capacity of 55 m³/sec. The directly coupled 8,000 kVA three-phase synchronous generators supply a nominal voltage of 5.3 kV.

Transformers: There are two machine transformers next to the powerhouse for raising the generated energy from 5 kV to 20 kV.