Tübinger Strasse river power station - Flusskraftwerk Tübinger Straße
|Tübinger Strasse river power station|
|place||Rottenburg am Neckar|
|Kilometers of water||km 259,82|
|owner||Stadtwerke Rottenburg am Neckar GmbH|
|operator||Stadtwerke Rottenburg am Neckar GmbH|
|construction time||Neuwerk: 1991|
|Start of operation||Altwerk: 1967 |
|Shutdown||Old work: 2000  or 2001 |
|Bottleneck performance||1,26 Megawatt|
height of fall
|Expansion flow||28 m³/s|
|Control work power||7.5  million kWh / year|
|Turbines||2 Kaplan tube turbines |
The Tübinger Strasse river power plant is a run-of-river power plant in Rottenburg am Neckar and uses the water of the Neckar . The name of the power plant is derived from the street that leads directly past the power plant. The power plant also serves as a pedestrian bridge. 
The small hydropower plant was built in 1967 as part of the flood protection of the city of Rottenburg and generated 6 GWh of electricity annually with an output of 1 MW .  A fish ladder was built in 1995 to ensure passage for fish and other aquatic life .   In 2001, the power plant was rebuilt, including a new power house and new turbines installed,  but the old weir was still used for the new power plant.  The renovation was expected to increase annual electricity production by 30%. The renovation costs amounted to around 3.5 million euros .  The opening of the renovated power plant by the Stadtwerke Rottenburg am Neckar in February 2002.   In 2009, the military for about two million euros was restored.  The operating license for the power plant expires in 2049. 
The two Kaplan-bulb turbines generate a volume flow rate of each of 14 m³ / s, and a drop height of 5.80 m in each case an electric power of 630 kW .   The power plant only uses a small part of the water in the Neckar.
The weir is designed for a design flood of 640 m³ / s.   The approx. 24 m wide weir is designed as a roof weir and in this form the largest in Europe.   On the left side of the river there is a combination of bypass water and vertical slot pass to aid fish crossing. 
The power plant generates electricity with a value of around 400,000 euros annually (as of 2009). 
- A roof fire on April 26, 1999 caused damage of around DM 30,000 (today, adjusted for inflation, corresponds to around EUR 20,000). 
- Further power plants in Rottenburg am Neckar: river power plant Beim Preußischen , hydropower plant Bad Niedernau , hydropower plant Kiebingen and hydropower plant Starzeltal .
- Tübinger Strasse river power plant on the Rottenburg municipal utilities website including a sectional view of the power plant
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- Electricity for Rottenburg am Neckar - The hydropower plants . Brochure of Stadtwerke Rottenburg, 2002 - Quoted from: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus-Jürgen Peschges: Hydropower. Overview event as part of the project-oriented and inter-university course Sustainable Energy Competence (SENCE) , University of Applied Sciences Mannheim, University of Technology and Design, 2003.
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- Ulrich Eisele: Europe's largest roof weir is being renovated. tagblatt.de, August 1, 2009, accessed November 7, 2011 .
- Wolfgang Frank: Historical missions. (No longer available online.) Rottenburg Stadtmitte volunteer fire department, 2011, archived from the original on February 12, 2013 ; Retrieved November 18, 2011 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.