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.

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.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH 
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1990
Type: Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Salzburg
Waters: Salzach
Capacity: 13 MW
Annual generation: 40,857 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes