Stegenwald joint venture power plant

The Stegenwald joint venture power plant is a project of VERBUND and Salzburg AG for more electricity from the Salzach.

The Salzach has been reliably supplying electricity from hydropower for decades. With the Stegenwald joint venture power plant, around 20,000 more households can be supplied with electricity from clean, domestic hydropower. The construction is not creating a classic reservoir in the area of Stegenwald. Instead, the Salzach will be retained as a flowing body of water and additionally widened. Nowadays, a modern fish pass is a part of the ecological standard.

Groundbreaking for Stegenwald joint venture power plant on 30 June 2023

Board members and managing directors with spades in front of a plaque for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Stegenwald power plant
The project partners at the joint groundbreaking for Stegenwald on 30 June 2023


Rainer Tschopp

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Aerial view of the power plant's construction site next to the Salzach river

Groundbreaking for Stegenwald

With a joint groundbreaking for the Stegenwald joint venture project, the project partners VERBUND, Salzburg AG and representatives of the province of Salzburg celebrated the start of construction. Salzburg's newest power plant on the Salzach can cover the annual electricity demand of 20,000 households with a capacity of 14.3 megawatts and an annual output of 72.8 gigawatt hours.
Press release on the groundbreaking at Stegenwald
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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, Salzburg AG
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 2025
Type Project, Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Salzach
Output 14.3 MW
Annual output 73,800 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass under construction