Gars Run-of-River Power Plant

The Gars power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Inn River in the Upper Bavarian municipality of the same name.

Man in the kitchen

1.548 households

supplies the Enns power plant

Environmentally friendly

5.170 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

A near-natural fish bypass was put into operation in Gars in 2015. The fish took to the facility straight away, especially the Danube salmon, Austria’s largest domestic fish, which immediately used the fish bypass as spawning ground.

The Gars power plant was expanded in 2013 with the construction of the new Gars power train. Following an investment of around 20 million euros, the power plant now generates an additional 13.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh) from renewable hydropower.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

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Owner VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operator VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Commissioning 1938
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Germany
Region Bavaria
Waters Inn
Output 25 MW
Annual output 125,640 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass