Talbach Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant of Talbach is a run-of-river plant situated on the river Talbach (near the river Enns) and in the municipality of Schladming in Styria.

*Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

Construction commenced in 1897, but its power had to be increased to 59 kW in 1903 due to the large demand for electricity. In 1925/26, a new Francis turbine was installed and the generator converted from direct current to alternating current. This turbine is still in operation today and was given a new impeller in 2007 during a winter overhaul. The power plant generates around 3 GWh of electricity annually.


Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1897
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Talbach
Capacity: 0.5 MW
Annual generation: 3,386.5 MWh
Turbines: Francis (3)
Fish bypass: no