Bjerka power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Bjerka power plant is located in the Leirskar Valley in Hemnes Municipality in Nordland County.

  • 1972
    Entered into operation
  • 20 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 142.6 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant uses Lake Store Målvatn as a reservoir.

The water in the upper part of the Bjerka watercourse is transferred to Rana power plant. So Bjerka power plant makes use of the residual water flow and a total height of fall of 371 metres. A license was granted in 1968 to dam up to contour 430, but until 1998 only a portion of this was used.

Bjerka power plant.
Bjerka power plant. (Photo: Bjørn Grane)

The generating unit operates at an extremely high speed (1,000 rpm) and is equipped with a Francis turbine.

Penstock at Bjerka power plant
Penstock at Bjerka power plant.


Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%

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