Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new hydropower plant

pewag invests in renewable energies and builds a new hydropower plant at the production site in Brückl, Carinthia.

With the goal of generating the energy required for production entirely from CO2-neutral resources by 2030, the pewag group is relying on solar and hydro energy, among other sources.

Hydroelectric power

The use of hydropower has a long history in pewag's production. The first water right notice recorded in the Carinthia water register regarding the plant dates back to 1905. Today, about 10% of the annual electricity demand of the chain plant is covered by the existing hydropower plant, but its service life has already passed.

Our owner. Mr. DI Ägyd Pengg therefore made the decision to rebuild the power plant and thus to produce about 40 % of the required electricity himself in the future.

After the necessary procedure with the authorities, which took several years, all necessary notices have now been issued and the construction work could be started accordingly. A big thank you to all involved authorities and involved neighbors.



In 2020, a state-of-the-art photovoltaic plant was also built at the Brückl site, which was expanded again in 2022. The plant has a rated output of 1,000 kilowatt peak (kWp), producing 1.3 gigawatt hours. This is roughly equivalent to the annual energy needs of 333 households.

Converted to greenhouse gas emissions, the photovoltaic system can also save more than 800,000 kilograms of CO2 per year.