Abwinden-Asten Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Abwinden-Asten power plant is a run-of-river plant on the Danube, south of Abwinden near Linz in Upper Austria.

Technical Description 

The Abwinden-Asten power plant was constructed from 1976 to 1979 using a low-height construction method, and was co-financed by Energie AG Oberösterreich, KELAG and VKW. The channel flow of the Danube is considerably increased by the Traun River, which flows into the reservoir from the south. In the powerhouse on the right bank of the Danube there are nine machine units, each comprising a Kaplan bulb turbine and a built-in DC coupled three-phase generator which have an annual capacity of around 995 GWh of electricity. In the next few years, as part of the "LIFE+ Network Danube" project, the power plant will be equipped with a near-natural fish bypass.

Technical data:

Owner:  VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1980
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Upper Austria
Water bodies: Danube
Capacity: 168 MW
Annual generation: 1.039.561 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (9)
Fish bypass:                     

in the planning process


Cross-sections of the power plant:

Technische Daten:
Cross-section of the Abwinden Asten run-of-river power plant
Querschnitt durch ein Wehrfeld beim Kraftwerk Altenwörth
Cross-section of the weir field at the Abwinden power plant