Ferlach-Maria Rain Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant is a run-of-river power plant situated on River Drau in the municipality of Ferlach, Carinthia.

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70,974 households

supplies the Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant

Ecology

Environmentally certified

according to ISO 14001

Fish bypass

The construction of a fish bypass is currently being planned.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant was built between 1971 and 1975 as the third power plant on the Middle Drava (after Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf and Rosegg-St. Jakob) with the financial involvement of KELAG. Two Kaplan turbines generate 315 GWh of electricity annually entirely from hydropower.

 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1975
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Carinthia
Waters Drava
Output 75 MW
Annual output 315,758 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass is in the planning process
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Ecology & environmental protection

The construction of a fish bypass at the Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant is currently being planned.

More about fish bypasses

Turbines and generators: Each of the two vertically installed machine sets consists of a Kaplan turbine with a nominal output of 37,500 kW and a directly coupled three-phase synchronous generator with a nominal output of 50,000 kVA. The total bottleneck capacity is 75,000 kW.

Weir system: The three weir fields are equipped with pressure segment gates with weir flaps.

The energy is conducted via 110 kV open-air switchgear directly into the provincial grid of Kärntner Elektrizitäts AG (KELAG).

The run-of-river/swell power plant is not occupied and is controlled and monitored remotely from the Feistritz-Ludmannsdorf power plant.

The Ferlach-Maria Rain power plant was built between 1971 and 1975 and co-financed by KELAG.