Wallnerau Salzach Stage Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Wallnerau, Salzach stage, is a run-of-river power plant situated on the Salzach river southeast of Schwarzach in Salzburg.

Man in the kitchen

9,100 households

supplies the Wallnerau-Salzach power plant

Conscious of the environment

30,398 avoided
tonnes of CO2*



Technical Description 

The Wallnerau Salzachstufe run-of-river power plant was constructed between 1987 and 1990. Seeing as the backwater area is located in a recess area of the Salzach, the power plant didn't have to have an embankment construction. It was only necessary to raise the ground lightly on the right bank. Both of the machine units at the power plant are each made up of a horizontally built in Kaplan bulb turbine and a DC coupled three-phase synchronous generator, which produce around 41 GWh of electricity a year. Furthermore, it has a fish ladder.

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1990
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Salzach
Output 13 MW
Annual output 40,857 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
Each machine set consists of a horizontally installed Kaplan tubular turbine with an inclination of 10° and a rated output of 7,500 kW each and a directly coupled three-phase synchronous generator with a rated output of 8,500 kVA each.