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Kobbelv power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Kobbelv power plant is located about 700 metres inside a mountain at Lake Kobbvatnet in Sørfold Municipality in Nordland County.

  • 1987
    Entered into operation
  • 300 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 743.4 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant has three Francis turbines.

The development area is located in the municipalities of Sørfold and Hamarøy. The regulation area includes eight lakes serving as reservoirs: Langvatn, Várreviejekajávrre, Forsvatnet, Linnajávrre, Litletindvatnet, Reinoksvatnet, Slæddovagjávrre and Livsejávrre. The gross height of fall is 611 metres.

Underwater tunnel piercing is a Norwegian specialty, and the 119-metre-deep discharge in Lake Forsvatnet was once the deepest in the world.

The buildings at the Kobbelv power plant were planned and designed by architect Egil Sorteberg.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 82.5%
Nordland County Council 17.5%
  • Kobbelv power plant
    Kobbelv
    Ronny Goin

    Kobbelv power plant

  • Building at Kobbelv power plant
    Kobbelv
    Statkraft

    Building at Kobbelv power plant.

  • Generator at Kobbelv power plant.
    Kobbelv
    Ronny Goin

    Generator at Kobbelv power plant.

  • Architect Egil Sorteberg drew the plans for the plant and designed its interior.
    Kobbelv
    Ronny Goin

    Architect Egil Sorteberg drew the plans for the plant and designed its interior.

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