Vinje

Ownership: 100 %
Production: 1017 GWh
Power: 300 MW

Vinje power plant is located in Vinje Municipality in Telemark County and is part of the extensive Tokke-Vinje development. The power plant was commissioned in 1964 with two generating units.

Vinje power plant gets its operating water from an intake in Lake Våmarvatn. Water is also transferred to Lake Våmarvatn from Lake Totak. From Lake Våmarvatn water travels in a three-kilometre-long head race tunnel down to Vinje power plant on the upper part of Lake Vinjevatn.

The gross height of fall is 295 metres.

In 1965 the third and final generating unit in the power plant was commissioned. The three units together have an installed capacity of 300 MW. All units are equipped with Francis turbines.

Annual mean production is 1017 GWh.