Rana power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

The Rana power plant is located in Rana Municipality in Nordland County.

  • 1968
    Entered into operation
  • 500 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 2,153 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant has four Francis turbines.

Lake Store Akersvatnet is the intake reservoir for the power plant, but it also uses water from Lakes Kalvatn, Gressvatnet, Kjennsvatnet and Durmålsvatn. Water from Lake Tverrvatnet is pumped up to Lake Akersvatnet. The power plant uses a gross height of fall of 520 metres between Lake Akersvatnet and the plant.

Rana power plant entry portal
Rana power plant entry portal. (Photo: Ole Kjartan Gjelseth)

The development of the Rana power plant was completed in stages between 1968 and 1980.

Machine hall at Rana power plant
Machine hall at Rana power plant. (Photo: Ole Kjartan Gjelseth)


Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%

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