Kolbnitz Drinking Water Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's Kolbnitz power plant is a drinking water power plant in the area of Mühldorfer Graben and situated in the town of Kolbnitz (municipality of Reisseck).

Technical Description 

The Kolbnitz power plant was completed and opened in 2005. The drinking water power plant came into being in conjunction with the drinking water pipeline, which was constructed in the town of Kolbnitz in the municipality of Reißeck. A horizontal Pelton turbine generates a yearly average of around 252 MWh of electricity. After the water has flowed through the turbine, it goes to a deacidification facility, which is made up of lime gravel silo.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 2005
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Carinthia
Waters: Mühldorfer Seebach
Capacity: 1 MW
Annual generation: 252 MWh
Turbines: Pelton
Fish bypass: no