Jump to content Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dam
Norway
Lars Petter Pettersen

Førrevassdammen

Øvre Leirfoss power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Øvre Leirfoss power plant is located on the Nid River in Trondheim Municipality in Trøndelag County.

  • 1901
    Entered into operation
  • 3 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 26.9 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant was commissioned on 4 November 1901. Development of this power plant was crucial for the introduction of electric trams in the city of Trondheim.

The run-of-river power plant uses a height of fall of 34 metres, and has a horizontal Francis turbine from 2014. Øvre Leirfoss was converted to a small-scale power plant when the new Leirfossene power plant was commissioned in 2008 and took over much of the service water from the two older power plants Øvre Leirfoss and Nedre Leirfoss.

The old generating units from 1919 and 1949 have not yet been dismantled but are no longer in operation.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Øvre Leirfoss
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry

    Øvre Leirfoss

  • Øvre Leirfoss power plant on Nid River in Trondheim.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Werner Zellien

    Øvre Leirfoss power plant on Nid River in Trondheim.

  • Beautiful windows.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Werner Zellien

    Beautiful windows.

  • Øvre Leirfossen power plant.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Werner Zellien

    Øvre Leirfossen power plant.

  • Waterfall on Nid River in Trondheim.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Spillway at Leirfossen near power plant.

  • Spillway at Leirfossen near power plant.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Spillway at Leirfossen near power plant.

  • Machine room at Øvre Leirfoss
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Machine room at Øvre Leirfoss

  • Turbine in machine room.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Turbine in machine room.

  • Overview of machine room.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Overview of machine room.

  • Detail from old control panel in power plant.
    Øvre Leirfoss
    Mikal Sveen

    Detail from old control panel in power plant.

Find out more about our activities in Norway

Contact us