The Kaunertal Expansion Project consists of the expansion of the current Kaunertal power station. The project has been submitted to the Provincial Government of the Tyrol for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Upon Project completion, approx. 787 milion Kilowatt hours (kWh) per year will be additionally generated from natural inflow. In contrast to thermal Generation, this scheme will save about 300,000 tons of Co² emissions per year.
The TIWAG places great emphasis on creating additional benefits for the project region. These benefits comprise infrastructure projects and compensation measures as well as activities designed to promote regional development. For the Ötztal valley in particular, very effective flood protection can be provided without the need for additional measures, flood control structures or public funding.
The Oetztal Valley will get a second safe power line: a high voltage power line will be laid in the diversion tunnel from Kaunertal to the transformer station in Soelden.
You will find an overview of the information events planned here.