Friesach Run-of-River Power Plant

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

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The power plant was built between 1995 and 1998. As the power plant was built in the dry construction method, a new riverbed had to be created above and below the power plant. Two Kaplan spiral turbines generate an annual average of approx. 60 GWh of electricity.


Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1998
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 12 MW
Annual generation: 60.560 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes