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.

Technical Description 

The Peggau-Deutschfeistritz power plant was constructed between 1906 and 1908 and was reconstructed from 1963 to 1965. The original technical equipment was replaced with modern facilities. South of the old building housing the machines, lies the new powerhouse. The facility comprises two vertically mounted Kaplan turbines with an absorption capacity of 55 m3/s and with a nominal output of 6,560 kW. Thus, every year around 81 GWh of electricity are generated. Additionally, a fish ladder is currently being planned.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1965
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 13.2 MW
Annual generation: 81,285.8 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes