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Kjela power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Kjela power plant is located in Vinje Municipality in Vestfold and Telemark County.

  • 1979
    Entered into operation
  • 60 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 245.7 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant was commissioned in 1979 and is part of the extensive Tokke-Vinje development. The power plant gets its operating water from Lake Førsvatn, which is the intake and regulating reservoir. The reservoir can be regulated between 891 and 829 metres above sea level.

The plant also has multiple reservoir lakes that can transfer water to Lake Førsvatn: Langesæ, Bordalsvatn, Kjelavatn and Ståvatn. This provides excellent, regulated power generation.

Reception building and entrance to Kjela power plant inside the mountain
Reception building and entrance to Kjela power plant inside the mountain. (Photo: Karl H. Ystanes)

Kjela power plant has one generating unit with a Francis turbine. The installed capacity is 60 MW.

The gross height of fall is 185 metres.

Machine room with tops of generating units visible above floor level
Machine room with tops of generating units visible above floor level. (Photo: Statkraft)

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%

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