Ternberg Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Ternberg is a run-of-river power plant situated on the river Enns and in the municipality of Ternberg in Upper Austria.

Man in the kitchen

39,579 households

supplies the Ternberg power plant

Conscious of the environment

134,505 fewer 
tonnes of CO2*


Fish bypass

Construction of a fish bypass is currently being examined.


Environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001


Technical Description 

The Ternberg power plant was built between 1939 and 1949. From 1978 to 1980, extensive renovations and modernising work was undertaken on the weir system, the generators and turbines. Today two Kaplan turbines with a vertical shaft and an extension drop height of 14.4 m generate around 170 GWh of electricity per year.

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Owner Ennskraftwerke AG
Operator Ennskraftwerke AG
Commissioning 1949
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Upper Austria
Waters Enns
Output 42 MW
Annual output 177,700 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity No fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Ökologie & Umweltschutz

A fish bypass for the Ternberg site is currently being evaluated. A feasibility study of ecological measures on the Enns was carried out in 2017 by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (commissioned by: Office of the Provincial Government of Upper Austria, Office of the Provincial Government of Styria, Ennskraftwerke AG and VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH).
Responsible treatment of the environment