Reisseck Annual Storage Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Reisseck is a storage power plant situated in the municipality of Kolbnitz in Carinthia. It was constructed from 1947 until 1961.

Technical Description 

The annual storage power plant in Reisseck is the core piece of the three level power plant facility. In order to store the water, natural tarns have been used on the lake plateau of the Reisseck mountain.
Dams were constructed on four of these high Alpine lakes. The barrel capacity of the lakes was increased in this way from 5.4 to a total of 17.2 million m3.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1962
Type:  Storage
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Möll
Capacity: 68 MW
Annual generation: 54.800 MWh
Turbines: Pelton (3)
Fish bypass: no