Gars Power Unit

In 2004 the phase to expand the existing facilities also started in the Bavarian Inn power plant. The VERBUND Inn power plant of Gars received an extra power unit, which went into operation in 2013. 

One machine unit with an output of 5 megawatts at the Gars power unit supplies 3,400 households per year with clean electricity from hydropower. With this improvement VERBUND will increase the efficiency of the power plant facilities and invest in the development of renewable energy in Bavaria.

The VERBUND Inn power plants today constitute a representative cross-section of just under 100 years of power plant construction. All three main types of the low-pressure range can be found between Rosenheim and the Salzach estuary- from the diversion hydropower plant to the bay power plant through to the pier power plant. With the Töging canal power plant VERBUND has furthermore the most important facilities of the early run-of-river power plant in Bavaria at its disposal, which have made significant and sustainable contributions to the economic development of the southern German region. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 2013
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Germany, Bavaria
Waters: Inn
Capacity: 5 MW
Annual generation: 43.610 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan
Fish bypass: yes

Cross-section of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Gars power unit