Bagn

Ownership: Statkraft is an indirect co-owner through its 66.62 per cent ownership in Skagerak Energi AS
Production: 340 GWh
Power: 66 MW

Bagn power plant is located in Sør-Aurdal Municipality in Oppland County and is part of the Drammen river system, which has catchment areas in the municipalities of Oppland, Buskerud and Vestfold. The power station is easily visible from European highway E16 where it turns east of the centre of the town of Bagn.

Bagn is considered a run-of-river power plant. It was commissioned in 1963 and uses a height of fall of 89 metres between Lake Aurdalsfjord and the town of Bagn on the Begna River. Water is transferred from the intake at the southern end of Lake Aurdalsfjord, through a 3.5-kilometre-long tunnel.

There are two generating units installed with Francis turbines having a total output of 66 MW. One special feature is that the two turbines are equipped with different turbine runners. This is to make the one generating unit more efficient at lower operating loads.

Through its majority ownership in Skagerak Energi AS, Statkraft is co-owner of this power plant. Skagerak Kraft AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Skagerak Energi, is responsible for daily operations, and manages the licences and obligations in terms of river management and regulating of the watercourse.