Fisching Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Fisching power plant is a run-of-river power plant on River Mur situated in the municipality of Fisching in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Fisching power plant was constructed between 1989 and 1995. Only one month after the start of construction in November 1989, the area was occupied by environmental activists and the construction work had to be halted. Construction work was recommenced once more in November 1991. Two Kaplan spiral turbines with direct DC three-phase synchronous generators generate an average yearly output of around 74 GWh. The Fisching power plant is furthermore equipped with a fish ladder. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1994
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 21,9 MW
Annual generation: 66.440 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes