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Lars Petter Pettersen

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Kvilldal power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Kvilldal power plant in Suldal Municipality in Rogaland County is the largest in Norway in terms of installed capacity.

  • 1981
    Entered into operation
  • 1,240 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 3,131.2 GWh
    Annual production

The plant is equipped with four Francis turbines. In addition to water from upper Lake Blåsjø, Kvilldal power plant uses water from the middle level of the lake through long diversion tunnels from the Årdals River in the south, Lake Bråtveitvåna in the north and Lake Mosvatnet in the west.

King Olav V opened Kvilldal power plant on 3 June 1982.

Like several of the power plants built inside mountains during the 1980s and 1990s, architect Egil Sorteberg designed and drew the plans for the machine room.

Statkraft's subsidiary Skagerak Energi also has an ownership stake in Kvilldal power plant.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 71.995%
Skagerak Energi 1.488%
Agder Energi 6.012%
Lyse Energi 17.964%
SKL 2.541%
  • Tops of generating units at Kvilldal power plant
    Kvilldal
    Erling Nystad

    Tops of generating units at Kvilldal power plant

  • Kvilldal power plant sign
    Kvilldal
    Erling Nystad

    Kvilldal power plant sign

  • Sign commemorating the opening of Kvilldal power plant by H.M. King Olav V on 3 June 1982
    Kvilldal
    Erling Nystad

    Sign commemorating the opening of Kvilldal power plant by H.M. King Olav V on 3 June 1982.

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