Grytten power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Grytten power plant is located at the foot of Mount Romsdalshorn in Rauma Municipality, Møre and Romsdal County.

  • 1975
    Entered into operation
  • 144 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 547.7 GWh
    Annual production

The plant draws water from Mardalsfossen, one of Norway's highest and most famous waterfalls. The power plant also draws operating water from the following lakes: Olaskarsvatnet, Fetjavatnet, Mongevatnet via Monge pumping station, Grøttavatnet, Rangåvatnet and Nedre Mardalsvatnet via Mardal pumping station, and Fossafjelltjønna.

With the use of technical systems and pumping arrangements, Mardalsfossen maintains a minimum water flow of between 2.0 and 2.5 cubic metres per second during parts of the summer season.

Entry portal to Grytten power plant
Entry portal to Grytten power plant. (Photo: PeltonMan, Wikimedia Commons)

The main intake reservoir Lake Grøttavatnet is regulated between 979.9 and 930 metres above sea level.

Part of the catchment area of the power plant is located in Nesset Municipality. Water is also transferred from the Eikesdals watercourse. This water, along with the remaining water from the power plant, is discharged into the Rauma River.

The gross height of fall to the power plant is 964 metres.

Grytten power plant has one Pelton turbine
Grytten power plant has one Pelton turbine. (Photo: Statkraft)


Company Ownership share
Statkraft 88%
Talfjord Kraft 12%

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