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Bratsberg power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Bratsberg power plant is located on the Nid River in Trondheim Municipality in Trøndelag County.

  • 1977
    Entered into operation
  • 124 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 672.6 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant uses a height of fall of 147 metres from the regulating reservoir Lake Selbusjøen.

Bratsberg power plant is a parallel development to the six other power stations on the Nid River. Water is drawn directly from Lake Selbusjøen and transported in a 16-kilometre-long diversion tunnel through the power station to the outlet below Nedre Leirfoss. The tunnel has a cross section of 60 square metres. The height of fall of 147 metres is the sum of all the waterfalls and rapids in the Nid River.

The power plant is equipped with two Francis turbines.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Bratsberg
    Bratsberg
    Jarle Solum

    Portal building with access tunnel to power plant.

  • Bratsberg
    Bratsberg
    Mikal Sveen

    Water from Lake Selbusjøen runs in a tunnel parallel to the river and the other power plants located here.

  • Bratsberg
    Bratsberg
    Jarle Solum

    Machine room.

  • Bratsberg
    Bratsberg
    Mikal Sveen

    The power plant has three Francis turbines.

  • Bratsberg
    Bratsberg
    Jarle Solum

    Interior of power plant with crane girders and machine room crane.

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