The initial excavation work began in October 2009 and shortly thereafter, the Erlauf was diverted. This diversion for the entire duration of the construction period made it possible to build the power plant in the dry.
The construction is a complete replacement building in place of the original wooden weir. Previously, the turbine was located on the factory floor of the former Töpper factory, owned by Mr. Andreas Töpper,
which was formerly the Neubruck iron and rolling mill and later a paper mill. The newly built power house is located right next to Erlauftal Straße (B25) and the Erlauftalbahn railway.
The power plant was completed after only 9 months of construction and has been feeding electricity into the public grid since June 2010.