With the exception of the upper reservoir situated between the suburbs of Gottsdorf and Riedl, the power plant will be built completely underground and hence not be visible from the outside. The two pump turbines, each with a capacity of 150 megawatt (MW), will be erected in a subterranean cavern at a depth of 250 metres (m) in the "Donauleiten" nature protection area.

The project will contribute significantly towards strengthening the regional economy. Once engineering details and ecological assessments have been completed, approval procedures will commence in mid 2011. Once the project has been approved, as expected, construction is to begin in 2015 and commissioning is planned for 2019.

Investment volume: 350 million Euro

Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage