Thurnsdorf Run-of-River Power Plant

The Thurnsdorf run-of-river power plant is south of the town of Enns, along the border between Upper and Lower Austria.

Technical Description 

The St. Pantaleon power plant was built between 1960 and 1965. In the years 1976/77, the machines were automated and the control centre of the entire plant was transferred to Mühlrading. Two vertically built in Kaplan turbines with DC coupled generators of different construction types generate around 262 GWh of electricity a year. A fish ladder is also currently being planned.

Technical data

Owner: Ennskraftwerke AG
Operating company:
Ennskraftwerke AG
Beginning of operation:
1966
Type:
Run-of-river 
Country, State:
Austria, Lower Austria 
Waters:
Enns
Capacity:
52 MW
Annual generation:
261,600 MWh
Turbines:
Francis (1), Kaplan (3)
Fish bypass:  yes