Pichlern Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Pichlern is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Steyr and in the town of Pichlern in the municipality of Neuzeug in Upper Austria.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Pichlern power plant was built between 2004 and 2006. The tailrace area of the Pichlern power plant was deepened over a length of 800 metres in order to increase the head to 5.66 metres. Two Kaplan bulb turbines generate an annual average of around 13 GWh of electricity.

 Technical data:

Owner: Ennskraftwerke AG
Operating company: Ennskraftwerke AG
Beginning of operation: 2005
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Upper Austria
Waters: Steyr
Capacity: 2,4 MW
Annual generation: 12.961 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes