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Langvatn power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Langvatn power plant is located near the town of Mo i Rana in Rana Municipality in Nordland County.

  • 1964
    Entered into operation
  • 90 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 313.7 GWh
    Annual production

Lake Langvatnet is the reservoir for the power plant. The reservoir is regulated between 41 and 43.7 metres above sea level. The power plant is equipped with two Francis turbines.

Ranaelva was the first river in the Statkraft system to be covered by minimum rate of water flow regulations. Water is periodically transferred to Lake Langvatn by damming the river at Reinforsen. Reinforsen power plant was built in 1925 and also uses Lake Langvatnet as a reservoir.

Good Environmental Choice

The power plant is certified for Bra Miljöval (Good Environmental Choice). The label is managed by Svenska Naturskyddsföreningen and is a Swedish ecolabel with strict criteria for environmental protection of power plant operations. The label ensures that the electricity is generated in a sustainable way, considering both the environment, flora and fauna around the power plant. 

Logo of Bra miljöval
Photo: Bra Milöval, Naturskyddsföreningen

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Langvatn power plant
    Langvatn
    Fredrik Holmin

    Langvatn power plant.

  • Machine room at Langvatn power plant
    Langvatn
    Fredrik Holmin

    Machine room at Langvatn power plant.

  • New stator for generating unit 2 is lifted into place
    Langvatn
    Statkraft

    New stator for generating unit 2 is lifted into place. The stator was supplied by Andritz Hydro AS, weighs 120 tonnes, is two metres high, has an outside diameter of 10 metres and an inside diameter of 7.6 metres. The rotor itself weighs 260 tonnes and was also dismantled and the poles rehabilitated.

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