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.

April 20, 2018 at 4 p.m.: Neighbourhood meeting at the power plant

A power plant in the neighbourhood - does that automatically mean that the electricity flows to the neighbouring households? To answer this question and many others, we are inviting our neighbours in the surrounding communities to the power plant.

Visit us on April 20, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the neighbourhood meeting at VERBUND's Greifenstein power plant!
Awaiting you are an inside look at the power plant, information about electricity from hydropower, and attractive VERBUND offers for both households and businesses.


Beginning at 4 p.m. - tour of the power plant and the showroom
5 p.m. - welcome address by production engineer Andreas Pöchhacker, presentation & discussion
8 p.m. - end of the event

Current status of the Greifenstein fish ladder with Project Manager David Oberlerchner
Electricity offers from VERBUND: Solutions for private households, businesses and e-mobility
Dual professional training at VERBUND: Here's how to become power plant personnel

Refreshments are available!
The power plant road is open for your access to the neighbourhood meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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