Dam
Norway
Lars Petter Pettersen

Bitdalsdammen

Saurdal power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Saurdal power plant is located in Suldal Municipality in Rogaland County.

  • 1985
    Entered into operation
  • 640 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 1,395.4 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant was commissioned during 1985-1986 and uses water resources and the height of fall from Lake Blåsjø, Norway's largest reservoir.

The power plant has four generating units, two of which can be reversed to pump water back up into the reservoir instead of producing electricity.

Architect Egil Sorteberg drew the plans for the reception building and other structures, and designed the machine hall inside the mountain. Saurdal power plant is proposed to be protected under Statkraft's conservation plan. This includes the exteriors of the reception building, emergency generator building and gatehouses.

Statkraft's subsidiary Skagerak Energi also has an ownership stake in Saurdal power plant.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 71.995%
Skagerak Energi 1.488%
Agder Energi 6.012%
Lyse Energi 17.964%
SKL 2.541%
  • Entry portal and emergency generator building
    Saurdal
    Erling Nystad

    Entry portal and emergency generator building

  • The gate houses have a unique design.
    Saurdal
    Erling Nystad

    The gate houses have a unique design.

  • Inside Saurdal power plant.
    Saurdal
    Erling Nystad

    Inside Saurdal power plant.

  • The décor and lighting elements contrast with bare rock face inside machine hall.
    Saurdal
    Erling Nystad

    The décor and lighting elements contrast with bare rock face inside machine hall.

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