Leoben Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Leoben is a run-of-river plant situated on the Mur River on the northern edge of the town of Leoben in Styria.

Technical Description 

The "Krempl power plant" went into operation in 1905 and was replaced between 2003-2005 by a modern, high-output, yet environmentally-friendly run-of-river power plant. On the left bank there is a modern-fitted powerhouse with two machine units built in, each made up of a 5 degree inclined Kaplan pit turbine and a DC coupled to a three-phase synchronous motor. In this way, around 43 GWh of electricity per year are generated. The Leoben power plant is moreover equipped with a fish ladder.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 2005
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 10 MW
Annual generation: 43.058 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes