Villach Run-of-River-Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Villach is a run-of-river power plant situated on the river Drau west of the town of Villach in Carinthia.

Technical Description 

The Villach run-of-river power plant was constructed between 1981 and 1984, was co-financed by KELAG, and is one of three power plants in the "Upper Drau" power plant chain. Alongside Villach, there are also the Paternion and Kellerbach power plants, which have also been incorporated into the chain- all operate according to the pier power plant concept, with two machine units and three weir fields. The Villach power plant generates around 97 GWh of electricity a year. Furthermore, it is equipped with a fish ladder. 


Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1984 
Type: Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Drau
Capacity: 24.6 MW
Annual generation: 96,988 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes