Mayrhofen Pumped Storage Power Plant

Mayrhofen is located in the Zillertal Valley in Tyrol, in the municipality of Mayrhofen.

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Technical Description 

There are six machine units with horizontal shafts and an installed capacity of altogether 355,000 kW in the Mayrhofen powerhouse. A machine unit comprises a generator and a twin jet double Pelton turbine. The generated electricity is transported via a 220 kV cable to the outdoor substation in Mayrhofen. 
All plants of the Zemm-Ziller storage power plants are automated and are monitored and controlled from the central control centre in Zillertal in Mayrhofen.

Stillupp Reservoir 

The maximum operating level of the Stillupp reservoir has a net capacity of 6.6 million m3 and lies at 1,120 m above sea level. The Eberlaste dam with a crown length of 480 m was constructed to serve as a sealing construction. 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1977
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Tyrol
Waters Bodenbach, Floite, Gunglbach, Igentbach, Stillupbach, Zemmbach, Ziller
Output 355 MW
Annual output 700,457 MWh
Turbine Pelton
Connectivity No fish ladder