Altenwörth Power Plant on the Danube

Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

With a bottleneck capacity of 328,000 kW, the Altenwörth power plant is the most powerful Danube power plant and generates around one sixth of the electricity generated on the Austrian section of the Danube from renewable hydropower.
After three years under construction, Austria’s biggest land restoration project was completed in 2016 under the title “EU-LIFE+ Traisen”. The confluence area of the Traisen straightened during construction of the power plant was removed and converted into a diverse floodplain landscape over a length of 9.4 km.


Lower Austria's longest fish bypass

Location of the new fish bypass at Altenwörth
Location of the new fish bypass and measures on the old course of the river.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1976
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Lower Austria
Waters: Danube
Capacity: 328 MW
Annual generation: 2.004.196 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (9)
Fish bypass: in the planning process


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