Limberg II Goes into Full Operation

9/7/2011

The atmosphere is electric – with immediate effect, both hydroelectric generator sets are fully operational

After five and a half years of construction, the time has finally arrived – the Limberg II pumped storage power plant is starting operations. As of now, the underground power plant is supplying valuable balancing and control energy and therewith seamlessly tying in with the success story of the power plant construction in the rear Kaprun Valley.

Limberg II blends almost invisibly into the Kaprun-Salzach power plant group. It is only the outgoing feeder and the entrance to the underground cavern that give the “power plant in the mountain” away.

With a doubling of the turbine capacity to 988 MW and an almost fivefold increase of the pump capacity to 610 MW, the Kaprun site will in future deliver some 10% of Austria’s power requirement in at peak times.

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