Drakenburg hydropower plant
The run-of-river hydropower plant Drakenburg in Lower Saxony in Germany is located along the Weser River.
5 MWInstalled capacity
26.5 GWhAnnual production
The power plant was commissioned in 1956 and has a generating capacity of 5 MW thanks to its three Kaplan turbines. At the beginning of 2009 Statkraft took over the plant from E.ON.
A run-of-river power station uses the movement of the water to generate energy. The water pressure created by overcoming differences in height puts the turbine wheels into operation, thereby powering a generator that generates electricity.
The central control room for monitoring Statkraft’s run-of-river hydropower plants in the Weser, Werra, Fulda and Eder rivers is located in the pumped-storage power plant Erzhausen.