Aurland I

Hydropower plant in Aurland.

Ownership: 7 %
Production: 1945 GWh
Power: 675 MW

The development in Aurlandsdalen forms an intricate system of dams, tunnels and power stations. The same water is used several times as it passes through the different power stations on its way down from the high mountains to the fjord.

Aurland I is a hydropower plant in Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane County. The power plant started operations in 1973, while the full development in Aurlandsdalen was completed in 1989. The power plant consists of three Pelton turbines of 225 MW each, utilising a gross head of 870 metres from the reservoir in lake Viddalsvatn.