St. Johann Run-of-River Power Plant

The joint venture power plant at St. Johann is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Salzach and in the municipality of St. Johann in Salzburg.

Man in the kitchen

16,000 households 

supplies the St. Johann power plant

Conscious of the environment

54,375 fewer
tonnes of CO2*

Fish bypass

Fish bypass available



Many native species of fish can be found here over a length of 420 metres


Technical Description 

The St. Johann power plant was built between 1988 and 1991. It is a six floor extension with a diversion power plant making up its bottommost floor with a weir facility in Werfen and a powerhouse in Golling. Two horizontally built-in Kaplan bulb turbines with a drop height of 10 m generate around 71 GWh of electricity a year. Furthermore, the power plant in St. Johann is equipped with a fish ladder. 

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