Weinzödl Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND's power plant at Weinzödl is a run-of-river power plant situated on the river Mur north of Graz in Styria.

Comprehensive Modernisation 

Graz's Mur river power plant in Weinzödl was comprehensively modernised over a span of two years. With new turbines and generators, the water power plant is today being reconnected to the grid. Through the incorporation of the newest technology, the annual electricity demand of 22,000 Graz households can now be generated in Graz Weinzödl. VERBUND has invested 24 million euro in the modernisation of the 30-year-old power plant.

The new turbines and generators will increase the electricity production in Weinzödl by a formidable 20 percent without any changes to the outside of the facility or to the reservoir area having been made. Although no additional water will be used, from now on the new turbines will generate additional electricity for around 4,000 households thanks to the technological improvements. The water power plant in Graz Weinzödl will supply the annual electricity demand for about 22,000 Graz households.

Technical Description 

The Weinzödl run-of-river power plant, north of Graz, was built from 1979 to 1982. In the machine hall there are two horizontally built-in, double regulated Straflo turbine units. The plant will be supplemented by a mill canal small power plant, with a nominal capacity of 215 kW. In 2013, the reconstruction of the Straflo turbine units into conventional bulb turbine units started. The power plant generates around 74 GWh of electricity a year. A fish bypass is currently under construction.

 

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH 
Operating company: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH
Beginning of operation: 1982
Type: Run-of-river
Country, State: Austria, Styria
Waters: Mur
Capacity: 17.7 MW
Annual generation: 74,034 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (2)
Fish bypass: under construction