Feldkirchen Run-of-River Power Plant

The Feldkirchen power plant is located north of Rosenheim in the municipality of Schechen (Bayern am Inn). The hydropower plant generates valuable green electricity for about 45,000 households.

Man in the kitchen

45.335 households

supplies the Feldkirchen power plant

Environmentally friendly

151.507 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

werden durch das Kraftwerk Enns vermieden.

Image from the Location

Owner VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operator VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Commissioning 1970
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Germany
Region Bavaria
Waters Inn
Output 38 MW
Annual output 204,063 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
Fish bypass

Technical Description

The Feldkirchen power plant consists of a three-field weir system, the powerhouse with three sets of machinery and a 110 kV outdoor switchgear.
Each set consists of a Kaplan turbine and a directly coupled umbrella-type generator.

The weir system has four openings with a width of 15 metres each. The weir gates consist of wheel-mounted gates with flash weir (tilting gates).  
The main inflow in the backwater area is the Mangfall. The dams on the left bank of the Inn near Schechen and along the Hammerbach and Rott rivers provide flood protection for the Rosenheim area. The Mühltahl flood defence and the Vogtareuth dam were built on the right bank. 

Flood hollows in the area of the foreshore bring about a lowering of flood levels by increasing the discharge cross-sections. No water flows through them at low water. 

Hydro consulting from VERBUND