Bodendorf-Paal Storage Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Bodendorf-Paal is a storage power plant on the upper Mur river and situated southeast of the town of Bodendorf ob Murau in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Bodendorf-Paal power plant was constructed between 1979 and 1982. A 9.2km long works water headrace tunnel is located between Bodendorf and the reservoir in Bodendorf. The Francis spiral turbine with 15 propellers and 20 guide blades is directly connected to a three-phase synchronous generator and generates around 86 GWh of electricity on average every year.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1982
Type:  Storage
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 27 MW
Annual generation: 84.277 MWh
Turbines: Francis (1)
Fish Bypass: no

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Bodendorf-Paal storage power plant
Cross-section of the weir field at the Bodendorf-Paal power plant