Wallnerau Salzach Stage Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Wallnerau, Salzach stage, is a run-of-river power plant situated on the Salzach river southeast of Schwarzach in Salzburg.

Man in the kitchen

9,100 households

supplies the Wallnerau-Salzach power plant

Conscious of the environment

30,398 avoided
tonnes of CO2*



* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The Wallnerau-Salzach run-of-river power plant was built between 1987 and 1990. The two machine sets of the power plant generate around 41 GWh of electricity. Since 2015, a fish ladder has guaranteed the power plant’s flow continuity, so that aquatic life in the Salzach can migrate from tailwater to headwater.

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Owner VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Operator VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Commissioning 1990
Type Run-of-river power plant
Country Austria
Region Salzburg
Waters Salzach
Output 13 MW
Annual output 40,857 MWh
Turbine Kaplan
Connectivity Fish bypass
Each machine set consists of a horizontally installed Kaplan tubular turbine with an inclination of 10° and a rated output of 7,500 kW each and a directly coupled three-phase synchronous generator with a rated output of 8,500 kVA each.