The devastating storms last summer had a terrible impact on some small hydroelectric power plants, particularly in the Upper Styria region. The damage ran into tens of millions of euros.
The old hydroelectric power plant Guido Donegani in Glurns near the Reschen Pass is even today considered a technical masterpiece in power plant construction.
The community of Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Veneto region in northern Italy has been supplied with clean electricity since last summer thanks to a newly constructed small-scale hydropower plant.
Back in the middle of May 2014 construction work was commenced on a new hydroelectric power station of the Austrian federal forestery agency (Österreichische Bundesforste) in the Styrian-Salzburg border area.