Funsingau Storage Power Plant

VERBUND’s Funsingau power plant is a storage power plant situated on the southern edge of the Gerlostal Valley in the municipality of Gerlos, Tyrol. It was constructed from 1963 until 1967.

Technical Description 

The Gerlos storage power plant comprises the Funsingau and Gerlos power plants. They have an output of 225,200 kW and generate 347.3 million kWh per year with natural inflow. The power plants are automated and are monitored and controlled from the Zillertal Valley central control centre in Mayrhofen. 

There is a machine unit with a vertical shaft and an installed capacity of 25,000 kW in the powerhouse. The machine unit comprises a generator and a Francis turbine. The generated electricity is transported via a 110 kV overhead line to the Gerlos substation in the Zillertal Valley. 

Durlassboden Reservoir

The maximum water level of the Durlassboden reservoir has a net capacity of 50.7 million m3 and lies 1,405 m above sea level. Due to topographical and geological reasons, a rockfill dam was erected to serve as sealing construction.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1968
Type:  Storage
Country, State: Austria, Tyrol
Water body: Gerlosbach
Capacity: 25 MW
Annual generation: 26.954 MWh
Turbines: Francis (1)
Fish bypass: no

Cross-section of the power plant:

Querschnitt VERBUND-Speicherkraftwerk Funsingau
Cross-section of the Funsingau storage power plant