Rosegg-St. Jakob Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Rosegg-St. Jakob is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Drau and south of the town of Rosegg in Carinthia. It was constructed from 1969 until 1974 by Österreichische Draukraftwerke AG.

Technical Description 

The Rosegg St. Jakob run-of-river power plant was constructed between 1969 and 1974 with co-financing by KELAG. The Rosegg St. Jakob run-of-river power plant Was also the first power plant on the Drau that was designed for unmanned operation through remote control from the central control station Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf. Two vertical-axis Kaplan turbines with an impeller diameter of 5.0 m generate around 335 GWh of electricity annually. Furthermore, the power plant is equipped with a fish ladder. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1974
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Drau
Capacity: 80 MW
Annual generation: 335,123 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes