Greifenstein Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Greifenstein power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Danube, situated in the municipality of Stockerau in Lower Austria.

Technical Description 

The Greifenstein power plant was built from 1981 to 1985 using the dry construction method and was co-financed by EVN and Wien Strom GmbH. A left curve of the Danube was in this way shortened by a filament and the power plant could be built in one single construction pit without being affected by shipping traffic. Nine horizontal Kaplan bulb turbines generate an average yearly output of around 1,717 GWh. 

In the next years, the power plant will be equipped with a modern fish ladder. You can find information on the LIFE+ Network Danube project here.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1985
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Lower Austria
Waters: Danube
Capacity: 293 MW
Annual generation: 1.752.805 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (9)
Fish bypass: under construction

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Greifenstein powerhouse
Cross-section of the weir field at the Greifenstein power plant