Wasserburg Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant of Wasserburg is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Inn, north of the former Benedictine abbey of Attel in Bavaria.

27.018 households

supplies the Wasserburg power plant

Environmentally friendly

90.254 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

The Inn draws a 180° curve loop the picturesque city with its colourful Gothic houses. Where better to locate a hydropower plant than here – in a city called Wasserburg. The flow energy of the Inn provides the necessary power to supply the city with 100% green electricity. 
Right next to the Wasserburg power plant, a new 5 MW power train went into operation in 2009, generating approximately an additional 22 GWh per year. In the course of the construction work, the tailrace channel was also redesigned.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

Image from the Location

Owner VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operator VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Commissioning 1938
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Germany
Region Bavaria
Waters Inn
Output 24 MW
Annual output 122,881 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass under construction
Fish bypass

Technical Description

The Wasserburg power plant, built by Innwerk AG between 1935 and 1938, consists of a powerhouse on the right bank and a weir on the left bank. 
Each of the five machine sets consists of a Kaplan turbine and a three-phase generator. The five vertical-axis Kaplan turbines have a nominal output of 4,800 kW. Above them are five 5,000 kVA three-phase generators with a nominal voltage of 6.3 kV. The head is 7.2 metres and the flow rate is 465 m³/s.
Hydro consulting from VERBUND