July 13, 2018

Behind the scenes of the hydro power plant Freudenau

As an exciting conclusion before the summer break the MSc Renewable Energy Systems visited the Freudenau power plant as part of their module on small hydro power. On this field trip the students deepend their theoretical knowledge with practical insights. On Saturday the 7th of July, the student group started their tour through the hydro power plant at the visitor’s center. After walking through a small exhibition about the history of the plant, Herbert Wagner, the tour guide, presented the history of the river Danube and how the process of building the plant started.

The Freudenau power plant on the Danube has been generating clean electricity from hydropower since 1998 and is the youngest power plant on the Danube. It provides enough electricity for 280.000 households. The students were particularly interested in how much electricity can be produced by the plant and held a brief discussion. 

Before actually stepping foot inside the plant Mr. Wagner explained how it operates with the help of a smaller model in the exhibition room. After that they made their way downstairs into the turbine room and could see how the machines work, up close. 

After enjoying one last view of the Danube on top of the plants bridge, the students made their way back home to prepare for their last lecture, the next day, before their summer break. 

We wish them a relaxing summer break! See you in September at Energiepark Bruck/Leitha, to learn all about wind power!

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For detailed information on the program MSc Renewable Energy Systems please visit newenergy.tuwien.ac.at

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Next Online Info Session: July 17, 2018 6pm (please register at newenergy(at)tuwien.ac.at)

Next program start: November 15, 2018
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