Vienna-Freudenau Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's Freudenau plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Danube, within the urban area of the Austrian capital of Vienna.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017
At the Danube power plant Freudenau, a fish bypass was included in the planning from the outset for the very first time. The power plant is equipped with six Kaplan bulb turbines which, with an impeller diameter of 7.5 metres, number amongst Europe’s biggest. The power plant generates approx. 1,093 GWh of electricity annually. 
The central control room at Vienna-Freudenau has controlled all nine Danube power plants, with the exception of Jochenstein, since 2011.

Technical data:

VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operating company:  VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1998
Country, State: 
Austria, Lower Austria
Waters:  Danube 
172 MW  
Annual generation: 
1,052,000 MWh 
Kaplan (6)
Fish bypass: