Hydroelectric Power Plants in Norway -
Buskerud & Telemark

Døvikfoss
Location: Buskerud
Operator: EB Kraftproduksjon AS
Configuration: 1 X 14 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: KMV, ABB
Quick facts: Døvikfoss is on the Drammenselva River near Åmot in Modum municipality. Production is around 100 GWh/yr.

Photograph by PeltonMan (wikipedia)
Posted 20 Sep 2014

Flatlandsåi
Location: Telemark
Operator: Vrådal Kraft as
Configuration: 1 X 1.3 MW Pelton
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: BNturbin
EPC: Fadum Tekniske

Photograph courtesy of Fadum Tekniske
Posted 26 Apr 2008

Hakavik
Location: Buskerud
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 3 X 2.7 MW, 1 X 5 MW Pelton
Operation: 1922-1936
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft AS
Posted 5 Jun 2005

Haukeli
Location: Telemark
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 4.2 MW Francis
Operation: 1956
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Haukeli was mostly built with used principal components. One generator and turbine came from Sunndalsøra where it had been left inside the Litjdalen after construction of Aura works. In fact, this HPP was supposed to be only in temporary operation but instead stayed online for 57yrs. It was finally torn down in Aug 2013 and replaced by a new plant, which, in turn, reused some of the old plant components. The civil works of the original plant cost Kr 27,000. This photo dates to 1957.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft AS
Re-posted 8 Feb 2014

Klosterfoss
Location: Telemark
Operator: Akershus Energiverk
Configuration: 2 X 5.25 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1969
T/G supplier: Kharkov, SE Plant Electrotyazhmash
Quick facts: This power station is on the Skien River and its two horizontal turbines operate with a gross head of 5m. Annual production is about 65 GWh.

Photograph by Bitjungle (Wikimedia)
Posted 27 Dec 2010

Lio
Location: Telemark
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW Francis
Operation: 1968
T/G supplier: Kvarner, NEBB

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft AS
Posted 5 Sep 2005

Maar
Location: Telemark
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 5 X 45 MW Pelton
Operation: 1945-1954
T/G supplier: Voith, Alsthom

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft AS
Posted 5 Sep 2005

Nore-I
Location: Buskerud
Operator: Statkraft as
Configuration: 8 X 28 MW Pelton
Operation: 1928
T/G supplier: Voith, Neyrpic, Kvaerner, Alsthom
Quick facts: Nore-I was the largest hydro plant in the world when it opened.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft SF
Posted 8 Aug 2004

Rødberg
Location: Buskerud
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 2.9 MW
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This new power station was granted a concession in Sep 2005, construction started in May 2007, and plant was opened on 20 Jan 2009. It was built as part of the Nore hydropower scheme which includes four regulated reservoirs, Halne, Palsbu, Tunhovd, and the Rodberg dam. The new plant utilizes around 60% of the head between the two larger power stations and was built in part tu guarantee minimum downstream waterflows pursuant to new river management regulations implemented in 2001.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft AS
Posted 25 Jan 2009

Såheim
Location: Telemark
Operator: Norsk Hydro ASA
Configuration: 1 X 5.6 MW Pelton, 2 X 52 MW, 1 X 63 MW Francis
Operation: 1916-1973
T/G supplier: Voith, Oerlikon, Sulzer, Siemens, Sulzer, Industri
Quick Facts: The Såheim and Vemork power plants were the foundation for the industrial development at Rjukan and the plants in Telemark are Hydro's oldest. Svelgfoss began operations in 1907 and supplied power to Hydro’s first potassium nitrate production at Notodden. Vemork was constructed in 1911 and it was at the time the world’s largest hydropower plant (see photo and info in "power plant conversions, museums & historical sites" section of Gallery). When Såheim was added in 1915, the two plants were the foundation for the industrial development at Rjukan.

Photograph by Terje S Knudsen and courtesy of Norsk Hydro
Posted 11 Apr 2011

Tokke
Location: Telemark
Operator: Statkraft a
Configuration: 4 X 110 MW Francis
Operation: 1960
T/G supplier: Kvaerner
Quick facts: The plant utilizes the 394m head from Lake Vinje to Lake Bandak.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft as
Posted 2 Dec 2001

Tunnsjfoss
Location: Telemark
Operator: NTE
Configuration: 4 X 29 MW Francis
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: Kvaerner
Quick facts: For many years, this plant was jointly owned by regional public power company Nord-Trondelag Elektrisitetsverk (NTE) and Statkraft. In early 2004, competition authorities required Statkraft to divest its ownership interest to NTE as part of an ongoing reorganization of Statkraft's plant ownership interests.

Photograph courtesy of Nord-Trondelag Elektrisitetsverk
Posted 2 Dec 2001

   
Vinje
Location: Telemark
Operator: Statkraft AS
Configuration: 3 X 100 MW Francis
Operation: 1964-1965
T/G supplier: Kvaerner, NEBB
Quick facts: This plant is on the Skien River and operates with a 287m head. The Unit-3 generator was rebuilt in 2004. Average annual output is 1,017 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Statkraft 12
Posted 17 Sep 2005

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Sep-2014

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