The Hydro-Power Plant at Kinzigmuehle - Germany

The Kinzigmuehle`s 450th birthday was in 2004! During the centuries the mill was used as flour , oil  and paper mill. In the 1970s groundwood pulp was produced. 2 Francis turbines (65 and 90kW rated power, manufactured in 1952) produced the necessary electrical energy.

After that the turbines were out of production for approx. 25 years (till 1993). Than the previous owner reactivated the power plant. Since then the power plant has been again in permanent operation.

The family owners of RENERTEC GmbH purchased the power plant and its surroundings in 2004.

Technical Datas:

Technical Datas:

  • 2,35 m height of fall
  • 5,77 qbm/sec flow rate ofthe 90 kW turbine
  • 3,1 qbm/sec flowrate usofng the 65 kW turbine
  • approx. 700.000 kWh annual output
  • both Francis turbines manufactured by Maschinenfabrik B.Maier, Brackwede.

The electrical output is fed into the public grid of the local utility (KWG).

The power plant is operated by RENERTEC's owner familiy since 2004. Several technical modernisations are  done since then.:

  • Installation of a hydraulic-driven trash rack
  • Online-remote control of the plant
  • Technical optimisation of the turbine controller and the hydraulic system
  • Permanent lubrification system for the turbine bearings
  • fish ladder
  • down way for fish
  • reconstruction of the weir

How to contact us

Neumühlstraße 24
D-63636 Brachttal

Phone: +49 (0)6054 - 917701
Fax:     +49 (0)6054 - 917702

Mail: info(at)

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