Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Drava River in the municipality of Feistritz, Carinthia. It was constructed from 1965 until 1968 by Österreichische Draukraftwerke AG.

Technical Description 

The Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf power plant was constructed between 1965 and 1968 with a financial contribution by KELAG. The power house as well as the weir facilities were erected on the left bank using the dry construction technique. Since 2007, all ten power plants, between Spittal and the Slovenian border, including Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf, have together been controlled at the Drava control centre. Two vertical Kaplan turbines with a rotor diameter of 5.1m each, generate an annual average yearly output of around 354 GWh.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1968
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Drau
Capacity: 88 MW
Annual generation: 351.114 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: in the planning process

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf run-of-river power plant
Cross-section of the weir field at the Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf power plant