Wasserburg TW Run-of-River Plant

VERBUND's Inn power plant of Wasserburg was upgraded and optimised in 2009 through the installation of an additional turbine by E.O.N. Wasserkraft and has since been generating valuable clean electricity from Bavarian hydropower.

* Source: ENTSO-E Production 2017

The VERBUND Inn power plant Wasserburg was extended in 2009 with an additional power unit. Since then, a 5 MW turbine has supplied valuable, clean electricity produced from Bavarian hydropower. In a normal year, a total of 42.9 GWh can be generated.

The hydropower plants on the Inn comprise:

the machinery hall with the turbines
the weir systems for flood release
the dams and dikes for the accompanying flood protection, and,
if inland drainage has been disrupted by the dams, the pumping stations and ditches, which guarantee agricultural use that existed before construction of the barrage. 
The VERBUND hydropower plants on the Inn are therefore not only plants for generating electricity but also ensure flood protection in the region. VERBUND also focuses on improving the ecological conditions at individual sites and on restoring natural river landscapes. We implement a large number of measures in this regard:

Creating continuity of flow with fish bypasses
Giving structure to bodies of water
Connecting tributaries
In order to guarantee habitats for fish with all their habitat requirements, management of the gravel banks in the near-natural fish bypass or below the dam stage is additionally carried out. The maintenance of sediment continuity through sediment management, a topic of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) for species conservation in man-made rivers, is also an important component for the long-term conservation of fish fauna.
 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Operating company: VERBUND Innkraftwerke GmbH
Beginning of operation: 2009
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State: Germany, Bavaria
Waters: Inn
Capacity: 5.0 MW
Annual generation: 42,900 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan 
Fish bypass: under construction