Refsdal power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Refsdal power plant is located in the Ovris Valley in Vik Municipality in Vestland County.

  • 1968
    Entered into operation
  • 92 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 421.3 GWh
    Annual production

The plant uses a height of fall of 523 metres from the intake reservoir Lake Målsetevatn.

The reservoir is regulated between 863 and 834 metres above sea level. Several stream intakes also supply water to the power plant's two turbines. Lake Kvilesteinsvatn, which is regulated between 920 and 995 metres above sea level, is also used as a regulating reservoir.

Discharge water from Målset power plant, located further upriver, is transferred to Refsdal power plant in a tunnel. The discharge from Refsdal power plant is then transferred to Hove power plant, which is located furthest down in the Vikja watercourse.

Statkraft is the largest owner and operates the power plant, Sognekraft AS owns the remainder.


Company Ownership share
Statkraft 88%
Sognekraft 12%
  • Machine hall
    Andreas Rokstad

    Machine hall

  • Machine hall
    Andreas Rokstad

    Machine hall.

  • In front of Refsdal power plant
    Andreas Rokstad

    In front of Refsdal power plant.

Find out more about our activities in Norway