Passau-Ingling Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Passau-Ingling is a run-of-river power plant situated on the Inn between the municipalities of Schardenberg (Upper Austria) and Passau (Bavaria).

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Passau-Ingling power plant was built between 1962 and 1965. Installed in the power plant are four Kaplan turbines which generate an annual average of around 505 GWh of electricity entirely from environmentally friendly hydropower.
Turbines and generators: Four Kaplan turbines with vertical shaft and a maximum output of 96 MW are combined with four directly coupled three-phase synchronous generators with a nominal output of 27 MVA.

Transformers: The electricity generated is raised from 10.5 kV to 110 kV by means of four high-voltage main transformers and fed into the grid via the open-air switchgear to 110 kV lines on the Austrian side and two on the Bavarian side.

Weir system: Five weir fields with a clear width of 23 metres each are equipped with double hook gates with a closing height of 14.2 metres each. The gates are operated by weir chains powered by electric motors and mechanical gearboxes with oil-bath lubrication.