Krippau Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Krippau is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Enns and northwest of Krippau in the municipality of Altenmarkt near St. Gallen in Styria.

Technical Description 

The Krippau power plant was constructed from 1964 to 1966. Seeing as the construction site for a powerhouse was too small, the machine unit was housed in a cavern in the mountain. A vertical Kaplan turbine generates annually on average around 174 GWh of electricity at a nominal flow of 120m³/s.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1965
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Enns
Capacity: 30 MW
Annual generation: 174.794 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan
Fish bypass: in the planning process