Kaunertal is a 392MW hydro power project. It is located on Inn river/basin in Tyrol, Austria. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 392 392 Active Tyrol, Austria Tiwag-Tiroler Wasserkraft


The project is developed and owned by Tiwag-Tiroler Wasserkraft.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 323 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 870m. The project generated 661 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1961 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1964.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 100 MVA.

About Tiwag-Tiroler Wasserkraft

Tiwag-Tiroler Wasserkraft AG (TIWAG) is a power services provider that operates power plants. The company owns and operates smaller generation power plants with maximum capacities. It is a fully owned by the provincial government of Tyrol, and also undertakes the transmission and distribution of electricity across the state. TIWAG also ventures in solar based power generation, parallel expanding its traditional hydro power plants for meeting the demand, and others. It operates 9 large and 34 small scale power stations. The company operates its power plants in Kaunertal, Kuhtai, Imst, Kirchbichi, Silz, Achensee, Langkampfen and Amlach, Austria. TIWAG is headquartered in Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria.


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