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.

Man in the kitchen

6,040 households

supplies the Funsingau power plant

Conscious of the environment

20,177
avoided tonnes of CO2*

 

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The power plant was built between 1963 and 1967. A machine set consisting of a Francis turbine and generator with a bottleneck capacity of 25,000 kW is installed in the power house. Every year, 27 GWh of valuable electricity is generated entirely from hydropower.
 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1968
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg, Tyrol
Waters Salzach, Wilde Gerlos, Nadernachbach
Output 25 MW
Annual output 26,954 MWh
Turbine Francis
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Ecology & environmental protection

Sustainable Rivermanagement is a project under the scientific direction of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences and e3 consult, which VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH co-financed as one of the consortium partners.
Achieving the environmental targets of the EU Water Framework Directive is essential for the national climate targets and for the implementation of the EU’s energy and climate packages. Over many years of cooperation between science, power generators and the authorities, the understanding of the different interests has been deepened and meaningful, efficient solutions for the implementation discussed. A method has been developed which compares the ecological effects or the ecological improvement potential of individual surge-absorbing measures with the corresponding system-relevant as well as economic and business effects. Further information about the SuREmMa project can be found here. 
 
Responsible treatment of the environment
A vertically installed Francis turbine is used for electricity generation. This turbine uses a head that varies between 88.9 metres and 133.9 metres. The 27,000 kVA generator has a nominal voltage of 10,250 V. 

The electricity generated is conducted via a 110 kV overhead line to the Gerlos transformer station in the Zillertal valley.