Gerlos Reservoir Power Plant

VERBUND’s Gerlos power plant is a reservoir power plant and is situated at the southern end of the locality of Rohrberg in the Ziller Valley, Tyrol. It was constructed in several stages of expansion from 1939 until 2007.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Gerlos power plant is located at the southern end of the village of Rohrberg in the Zillertal on the steep slope of the Rohrerberg and was built in several stages between 1939 and 2007. In the second expansion stage from 2004 to 2007, the plant was extended with the Gerlos II power house, which houses a new machine set with an output of 135,000 kW. This increased the bottleneck capacity of the Gerlos power plant from 65,200 kW to 200,200 kW.

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