Schärding-Neuhaus Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Schärding-Neuhaus plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Inn River in the municipalities of Schärding in Upper Austria and Neuhaus in Bavaria.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Schärding-Neuhaus power plant was built between 1959 and 1961 as the second power plant of the “border power plants” group. The power plant group is noted for its geographical location on the Inn and Danube, where they form the border between Austria and Bavaria. Installed in the power plant are four Kaplan turbines which generate around 542 GWh of electricity per year and supply the region with valuable hydropower.
Turbines and generators: Four Kaplan turbines with vertical shaft and a maximum output of 96 MW are combined with four directly coupled three-phase synchronous generators with a nominal output of 30 MVA.

Transformers: The electricity generated is raised from 10.5 kV to 220 kV by means of two high-voltage main transformers and fed into the public grid via a loop into the Jochenstein - St. Peter line.

Weir system: Five weir fields with a clear width of 23 metres each are equipped with double hook gates with a closing height of 13.7 metres each. Because of the similar hydraulic conditions, the entire weir system was constructed identically to the one at Braunau-Simbach. The gates are operated by weir chains powered by electric motors.