Wallnerau Tailrace Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant of Wallnerau, tailrace section, is a run-of-river power plant situated in the river Salzach and near Schwarzach in Salzburg.

It was built between 1987 and 1989. Three horizontally installed Kaplan-S turbines generate around 17 GWh of electricity annually.

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1989
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Salzach
Output 05 MW
Annual output 17,100 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity No fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Ecology & environmental protection

The Wallnerau-Salzach power plant belongs to the Kaprun-Salzach power plant group. All related power plants are integrated into a comprehensive environmental management system and certified according to ISO 14001.
The power plant is not equipped with a fish bypass because it does not represent a barrier to aquatic lifeforms.
Responsible treatment of the environment
Each of the three sets of machinery consists of a horizontally installed Kaplan S turbine with a rated output of 1,900 kW and a three-phase asynchronous generator coupled via a gearbox with a bottleneck output of 2,000 kVA. Together, the three machine sets have a rated output of approximately 5,100 kW.