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.

Technical Description 

The Wallnerau-Unterwasser (tailrace) run-of-river power plant was constructed between 1987 and 1989. During the work done on the Wallnerau-Unterwasser power plant, the processed works water from the Schwarzach power plant was channelled into the Salzach, by-passing the construction pit. Three horizontally built-in Kaplan s-turbines with DC coupled three phase asynchronous generators generate annually around 17 GWh of electricity.


Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH 
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1989
Type: Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Salzburg
Waters: Salzach
Capacity: 5.1 MW
Annual generation: 17,100 MWh
Turbines:  Kaplan (3)
Fish bypass: no