Drakenburg power plant

(Photo: Walter Schwarz)

The run-of-river hydropower plant Drakenburg in Lower Saxony in Germany is located along the Weser River.

Ownership: 100 %
Production: 28 GWh
Power: 5 MW

The power plant was commissioned in 1955 and has a generating capacity of 5.0 MW. At the beginning of 2009 Statkraft took over the plant from E.ON.

The yearly average electricity generation amounts to approximately 28 GWh. The Drakenburg plant has three Kaplan turbines.

The central control room for monitoring the run-of-river hydropower plants in the Weser, Werra, Fulda, Hunte and Eder rivers is located in the pumped-storage power plant Erzhausen.