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
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.
The Wasserburg power plant train was constructed on the right bank of the Inn next to the Wasserburg power plant between the fish ladder and the ???? The generating water is taken from the headrace of the main power plant via an 11 metre-wide inlet structure, passed through the turbine and returned to the Inn. The Wasserburg power plant train serves as the main turbine, which is supplemented by the machines of the old Wasserburg power plant on the Inn at times of elevated water supply. The power house accommodates a four-blade Kaplan PIT turbine with a diameter of 3.65 metres. It achieves an output of 5 MW. It is coupled with a 5.55 MVA three-phase synchronous generator with a nominal voltage of 6.3 kV.
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