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.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The power plant was built between 1979 and 1982. Located between the Bodendorf power house and the reservoir in Bodendorf is a 9.2 kilometre-long headrace tunnel. On average, a Francis spiral turbine in the power house generates around 84 GWh of electricity annually.
Turbines and generators: The Francis spiral turbine is equipped with 15 impeller blades and 20 guide blades, and has a diameter of 1.354 metres. At a nominal flow rate of 10 m³/sec., it achieves a nominal power output of 27,000 kW. The directly coupled three-phase synchronous generator has a nominal output of 31,000 kVA and a nominal voltage of 10.5 kV.

Transformers: A 31,000 kVA machine transformer is used to raise the generated energy from 10.5 kV to 110 kV, which is conducted via the 110 kV line from Bodendorf to the Teufenbach substation.