Hydropower plant Illspitz
For the project of the municipal utilities Feldkirch in the area of Illspitzes to build a power plant, DHP were commissioned with the planning and construction supervision of this project. The Ill in the estuary below Feldkirch is characterized by the operation of upper-lying Ill peak load power plants and the canal-like developed main river from Oberlieger-Hochwuhr to its estuary in the Rhine. In the last kilometers of the river, the Ill is a heavily modified river with a reduced, ecological value, which is mainly used for flood protection.
An expansion water volume of 120 m³/s allows a bottleneck capacity of nearly 7 MW. With 30 million kWh/a, the supply of the city Feldkirch has grown to 35% of renewable energy. The gradient from Ill to Rhine at the new estuary of the Ill was increased by a backlog to modeste 4.5m within the existing dams. Although this drop height is influenced by water levels of the Rhine, the two Kaplan bulb turbines can provide their service up to 8.5m drop height.