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Leirdøla power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Leirdøla power plant is located in Luster Municipality in Vestland County.

  • 1978
    Entered into operation
  • 125 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 522.4 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant uses the height of fall from Lake Tunsbergsdalsvatnet to the Jostedalselva River. Lake Tunsbergsdalsvatnet is regulated between 478 and 440 metres above sea level. The gross height of fall is 465 metres.

The generating unit is equipped with a Francis turbine.

The power plant was upgraded in 2012, when a control system, cooling system and new turbine runner were installed. The generator was also rebuilt to achieve a higher production than the original installation.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Machine room
    Leirdøla
    Martin Eek Burud

    The reception building.

  • Access tunnel to the power plant inside the mountain
    Leirdøla
    Martin Eek Burud

    Access tunnel to the power plant inside the mountain.

  • Machine room.
    Leirdøla
    Martin Eek Burud

    Machine room.

  • Ball valve for closing and opening the water intake
    Leirdøla
    Martin Eek Burud

    Ball valve for closing and opening the water intake.

  • Turbine shaft in full operation
    Leirdøla
    Martin Eek Burud

    Turbine shaft in full operation.

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