Böfinger Halde power plant
|Böfinger Halde power plant|
|country||Germany , Baden-Wuerttemberg , Bavaria|
|place||Ulm , Neu-Ulm|
|Kilometers of water||km 2581.5|
|owner||Stadtwerke Ulm / Neu-Ulm|
|operator||Stadtwerke Ulm / Neu-Ulm|
|Start of operation||1953|
|Bottleneck performance||8.8 megawatts|
height of fall
|Expansion flow||152 m³ / s|
|Standard work capacity||51 million kWh / year|
|Turbines||2 Kaplan turbines|
It can also be operated in swell mode, which means that load fluctuations can be better countered by adapting the generation accordingly. The discharge fluctuates from 44 to 300 m³ / s. The two identical turbines / generator sets consist of a Kaplan turbine with a four- blade impeller with a diameter of 3.9 m and a synchronous generator with a nominal output of 5.5 MVA and a nominal voltage of 5 kV . By increasing the drop height from 6.5 to 7.0 meters, the original nominal output of the power plant was increased from 8 MW to 8.8 MW from 2010.
The associated weir, made up of three fields, is formed by a solid-walled gate and two gates with weir flaps. The drop height is 7 meters. The target water level is 466 m. The aim is to have the upstream water level at 466 m.
The average annual generation of the power plant is 51 GWh, which corresponds to an average output of 5.8 MW.
The state border between Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg runs in the middle of the Danube and thus through the facility. The machine house and parts of the weir are in Baden-Württemberg, the rest of the weir system and the boat lane are in Bavaria.
- The hydropower plants of the SWU. (PDF; 998 kB) Stadtwerke Ulm / Neu-Ulm , November 2012, accessed on June 5, 2019 (Flyer).
- Böfinger Halde hydropower plant. Technical specifications. Stadtwerke Ulm / Neu-Ulm , accessed on May 1, 2018 .