St. Georgen Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at St. Georgen is a run-of-river power plant situated on the river Mur and west of the town of St. Georgen ob Murau in Styria.

Man in the kitchen

6,948 households

supplies the St. Georgen power plant

Conscious of the environment

23,612 fewer
tonnes of CO2*

Fish bypass

Construction of a fish bypass

is being planned


Certified in accordance with ISO14001

Technical Description 

The St. Georgen power plant was constructed from 1983 to 1985. A Kaplan spiral turbine with five rotor blades and a diameter of 2.7 m rotates in the plant. It has an absorption capacity of 50 m3/s and a nominal output of 6,364 kW. The dual-span weir facility dams the water of the river Mur. Each weir field is 11.5 m wide and has a gate height of 8.7 m. The power plant generates around 31 GWh of electricity per year. 

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1985
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Styria
Waters Mur
Output 06 MW
Annual output 30,755 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity No fish bypass
Environmental protection at VERBUND

Ecology & environmental protection

A fish bypass for the St. Georgen power plant is currently being planned.

The entire plant group of the Styrian hydropower plants has been awarded the environmental certificate ISO 14001. The power plants on the rivers Mur and Enns not only fulfil the statutory requirements but also focus on high environmental standards and technical innovations. The goal is the efficient use of hydropower and the balance between economy and ecology. The effectiveness and benefit of the environmental management system are mainly the responsibility of our employees, who undergo constant training and development in this area.

Wherever ecologically valuable and technically feasible, VERBUND has set itself the goal of guaranteeing the continuity of flow for domestic fish and aquatic life at the locations of its hydropower plants. By 2025, VERBUND will invest 280 million euros on the implementation of fish bypasses and other ecological structural measures.

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Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1985
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 6 MW
Annual generation: 30,755.2 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan 
Fish bypass: no