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.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The “Krempl power plant”, which was put into operation in 1905, was replaced by a modern, more powerful but also more environmentally friendly run-of-river power plant between 2003 and 2005. The modern power house contains two machine sets consisting of two Kaplan shaft turbines. These generate approximately 43 GWh of electricity annually.
Powerhouse: The machine room contains two Kaplan pit turbines with a total output of 9.9 MW. The output of the plant replacing the Krempl plant was thus increased from 2.4 MW to 9.9 MW and the standard working capacity from 17 GWh to 43 GWh.

Weir system: The weir system consists of two segment gates with hydraulic drive.

The Leoben power plant is unmanned and is controlled from the control room in Pernegg.