Hydroelectric Plants in Germany - other states
Location: NI
Operator: Statkraft Germany
Configuration: 2 X 1.07 MW propeller, 2 X 1.05 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1914
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This run-of-river plant is on the Weser River. It is one of a number of Statkfraft hydro plants that have been fit with eel-detection devices to reduce mortality during nocturnal migrations. The plant was part of an asset swap with E.ON effective in January 2009. It has been extensivley modernized, first in 1927/28, then again in 1954/55, and finally in the 1990s.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft
Posted 26 Feb 2012

Location: NW
Operator: Mark-E AG
Configuration: 3 X 650 kW Francis
Operation: 1924 (rebuilt 1982)
T/G supplier: Voith

Photograph courtesy of Mark-E AG
Posted 30 Oct 2004

Location: NW
Operator: RWE Innogy
Configuration: 1 X 315 kW, 1 X 161 kW Kaplan
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of RWE AG
Posted 17 Feb 2008

Location: TH
Operator: E.ON Thuringer Energie
Configuration: 410 kW Francis
Operation: 1913
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The plant was in continuous service until turbine damage in 1981. It was repaired and restarted in 1999.

Photograph courtesy of E.ON Thuringer Energie
Posted 6 May 2006

Location: SN
Operator: enviaM
Configuration: 1 X 1 MW Francis (ret), 1 X 645 kW, 1 X 306 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1923-2014
T/G supplier: Hofmann & Zinken, Sachsenwerk, Kossler
Quick facts: This facility on the Zschopautal is both an electric power museum and working hydropower plant. The development started in 1909 with the installation of several small coal-fired steam turbines. In 1923, a hydroelectric uit was installed comprising twin Francis turbines and two single turbines on a singele sharft. This equipment was retired in place and kept on display while several small Kaplan T/G sets were installed for power production. The complex also has various laboratories and related facilities operated by Hochschule Mittweida.

Photograph courtesy of enviaM
Posted 31 Jul 2016

Neue Mühle Rebuild
Location: HE
Operator: Städtische Werke AG
Configuration: 2 X 168 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: The first mention of this mill at Fulda dates to 1443. In 1890, construction started on the small hydroelectric plant and pumping works which continues to supply water and electricity for Kassel. The buildings also house a museum with exhibits covering the history of utilities services in Kassel.

Photograph courtesy of Städtische Werke AG
Posted 22 Oct 2005

Location: ST
Operator: Wasserkraftanlage Planena GmbH & Co KG
Configuration: 2 X 600 kW pit
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Gugler
Quick facts: This SHP is in the southern suburbs of Halle ad Saale on the lock island on the right bank of hte Salle River. Construction began in Sep 2005. Financing was from Deutsche Bank AG. The new project was opened on 24 Oct 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Wasserkraftanlage Planena GmbH & Co KG
Posted 7 Jun 2015

Schneller Graben
Location: NI
Operator: Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Configuration: 2 X 725 kW Francis
Operation: 1922
T/G supplier: Siemens Schuckert
Quick facts: This SHP is on a piece of water dividing the districts of Ricklingen and Calenberger Neustadt. The waterway was built in the 1440s as a flood control mechanism and was rebuilt in 1745. The hydropower plant was first mooted in 1885 and completed in Nov 1922. The plant was rebuilt with new turbines in 1983/84.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Posted 3 Feb 2013

Location: TH
Operator: Vattenfall
Configuration: 2 X 1,200 kW, 2 X 630 kW
Operation: 1920-1965
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, CKD, Siemens, Sachsen

Photograph courtesy of Vattenfall
Posted 24 Apr 2004

Werrawerk Rebuild
Location: NI
Operator: Statkraft Germany
Configuration: 3 X 867 kW Kaplan
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Passavant-Roediger Anlagenbau
Quick facts: This plant was originally built in 1925.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft
Posted 26 Feb 2012

Weserwehr Bremen Rebuild
Location: HB
Operator: swb AG
Configuration: 2 X 5-MW bulb
Operation: 2011
T/G supplier: Voith, SIemens
Quick facts: In part, this SHP in Hastedt district takes advantage of a tidal flux of about 4m in this section of the River Weser. The original 8-MW SHP at the site operated from 1911 to 1987. The replacement was first developed in 2002 and approved in 2007.Groundbreaking for the new plant was in May 2008, but the project overran its budget considerabley and the first constractor was dismissed the following year. The scheme is joinly- invested by swb and Enercon. It went online in Nov 2011 and was fully completed in 2012.

Photograph courtesy of swb AG
Posted 11 Jun 2017

WKW Herrenhausen
Location: NI
Operator: Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Configuration: 2 X 470 kW pit
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Voith
Quick facts: This SHP went online in Oct 1999 after four years of development and construction at a cost of €5.62mn.

Photograph courtesy of Stadtwerke Hannover AG
Posted 3 Feb 2013


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 11-Jun-2017