Teufelsbruck Run-of-River Power Plant

Right where the Inn River forms a tight loop is where the Teufelsbruck power plant is located, in the northeastern part of Upper Bavaria near Schambacher Höhe.

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32.792 households

supplies the Teufelsbruck power plant


109.538 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

Technical Description 

The Teufelsbruck power plant was constructed from 1935 to 1938 and represents the first use of the bay-type power plant on the river Inn, along with the plants constructed at the same time in Wasserburg and Gars. The powerhouse located on the left bank, on the inside of the river bend, contains five machine units which are each made up of one vertical Kaplan turbine and a built-in three-phase generator. In this way the Teufelsbruck power plant generates annually around 150 GWh of electricity. Between the powerhouse and the plant building on the shore, a pool with a fish ladder had already been planned when the plant was being constructed. 

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Owner VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operator VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Commissioning 1938
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Germany
Region Bavaria
Waters Inn
Output 25 MW
Annual output 150,487 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
Fish bypass

Technical description

The Teufelsbruck power plant built between 1935 and 1938, together with the Wasserburg and Gars stages built at the same time, represents the first use of the “bayside power plant” type on the Inn river. 
Five sets of machinery, each consisting of a vertical Kaplan turbine and a three-phase generator, are installed in the powerhouse located on the left bank of the river on the inside of the river loop. The Teufelsbruck power plant generates around 150 GWh of electricity per year.
Hydro consulting from VERBUND