Kreuzeck Storage Power Plant

VERBUND's power power plant of Kreuzeck is a storage power plant situated in the municipality of Kolbnitz in Carinthia. It was constructed from 1955 until 1960.

Man in the kitchen

34,085 households

supplies the Kreuzeck power plant

Conscious of the environment

116,262 avoided tonnes of CO2*

 

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017


The Kreuzeck daily storage facility utilises the outflows of some streams in the eastern part of the Kreuzeck group, which are captured by an extensive tunnel system and fed to the Roßwiese daily storage facility. These include the Teuchlbach, the Gnoppnitzbach, the Grabach and the Niklaibach together with their tributaries. In the Kolbnitz power plant, the energy of the water is converted into electricity.
 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1960
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Carinthia
Waters Gnoppnitzbach, Niklaibach, Grabach, Lünitzbach, Teuchlbach
Output 45 MW
Annual output 154,531 MWh
Turbine Pelton
Connectivity No fish bypass
Turbines and generators: Two Pelton turbines generate around 155 GWh of electricity annually with a head of 587.5 metres and a total output of 45,000 kW.