St. Johann Run-of-River Power Plant

The joint venture power plant at St. Johann is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Salzach and in the municipality of St. Johann in Salzburg.

Technical Description 

The St. Johann power plant was built between 1988 and 1991. It is a six floor extension with a diversion power plant making up its bottommost floor with a weir facility in Werfen and a powerhouse in Golling. Two horizontally built-in Kaplan bulb turbines with a drop height of 10 m generate around 71 GWh of electricity a year. Furthermore, the power plant in St. Johann is equipped with a fish ladder. 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH, Salzburg AG
Operating company: Salzburg AG
Beginning of operation: 1991
Type:  Run-of-river
Country. State: Austria, Salzburg
Waters: Salzach
Capacity: 16.5 MW
Annual generation: 71,200 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: yes