Schwarzach Storage Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Schwarzach is a storage power plant and situated in the municipality in Schwarzach in Salzburg. It was constructed from 1954 until 1960.

Man in the kitchen

108,675 households

supplies the Schwarzach power plant

Conscious of the environment

363,023 avoided
tonnes of CO2*



* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Schwarzach, Wallnerau-Salzach and Wallnerau-Unterwasser power plants form a unique combination of three power plants in the tightest of spaces and are, as it were, the lower stage of the Kaprun storage power plants. In total, the three Kaplan turbines generate 540 GWh of electricity annually entirely from hydropower.


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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1960
Type Storage power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Salzach
Output 120 MW
Annual output 486,441 MWh
Turbine Francis
Connectivity Fish bypass

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH                                 
Beginning of operation: 1960
Type:  Storage
Country, State: Austria, Salzburg
Waters: Salzach
Capacity: 120 MW
Annual generation: 486,441.3 MWh
Turbines: Francis (4)
Fisch bypass: yes