Nea power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Nea power plant is located on the Nea River in Tydal Municipality in Trøndelag County.

  • 1960
    Entered into operation
  • 177 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 733.8 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant has three Francis turbines. The intake reservoir is Lake Vessingsjøen and the height of fall is 377 metres.

The power plant was originally considered as the most modern in Norway. The plant was commissioned in 1960 and was financed with loans from Sweden. The loans were financed by exporting part of the power produced to Sweden. This was historic because it was the first time Norway exported power abroad.

One special aspect of this plant is that a generating unit from a later development in the area, called the Tya generating unit, is also located in the machine room of Nea power plant.

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Nea power plant
    Mikal Sveen

    The Nea power plant's portal building has a distinctive architecture and is popularly called the "Fosen ferry"

  • Nea power plant
    Mikal Sveen

    Nea power plant.

  • Machine room at Nea power plant.
    Mikal Sveen

    Machine room at Nea power plant.

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