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The Schärding-Neuhaus power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the lower Inn, which is operated by Österreichisch-Bayerische Kraftwerke AG (ÖBK). The dams are located in the area of the communities Neuhaus am Inn (Lower Bavaria) and St. Florian am Inn (Upper Austria).story
The construction work for the main structure and the storage space of the power plant began in 1958. For the construction of the Schärding-Neuhaus power plant, Innwerk AG was responsible on behalf of the ÖBK, which also built the barrages Braunau-Simbach (1951 to 1954) and Passau-Ingling (1962 to 1965).  In October 1961, the Schärding-Neuhaus barrage finally went into operation as the second power plant of the ÖBK with the commissioning of the first of a total of four sets of machines.technology
At this barrage of the Inn, a mean drop height of 11.2 m is available. For the 4 turbines, up to 1,152 m³ / s of the effluent water volume are used together. The current capacity of the plant is 96 MW.
Power is generated by four Kaplan turbines near the Austrian shore. The movable elements of the dam are located near the Bavarian shore. The switchgear is also on the Austrian side.
Like the other power plants at the lower Inn, the Schärding-Neuhaus barrage does not have a ship lock. Upstream, the usable space for energy generation is limited by the Egglfing-Obernberg power station, downstream of the Passau-Ingling power plant, the last barrage before the confluence with the Danube.
The total cost of construction of the barrage amounted to DM 139.4 million, which equates to about EUR 309 million today, adjusted for inflation.
August 15, 2017
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