Run-of-river plant Hirzbach

The Hirzbach run-of-river plant is located in the municipality of Kaprun in the province of Salzburg.

Man in the kitchen

734 households

will supply the Hirzbach power plant

Environmentally friendly

2.450 avoided
tonnes of CO2*

 

The small power plant is part of the large generation group comprising the storage reservoirs and power plants of Kaprun and uses the energy of the water-rich area. Every year, the power plant generates around 3.3 GWh of environmentally friendly electricity.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 2012
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Hirzbach
Output 01 MW
Annual output 3,300 MWh
Turbine Francis
Connectivity No fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND
The Kaprun power plant group was the first storage power plant group in Austria to be certified according to ISO 14001.
Responsible treatment of the environment
Fish bypass

Two turbines with a capacity of 1.4 MW generate an annual average of 3.3 GWh of electricity from hydropower.

Hydro consulting from VERBUND