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Skjomen power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Skjomen power plant is located in Narvik Municipality in Nordland County.

  • 1973
    Entered into operation
  • 313 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 1,208.2 GWh
    Annual production

The power plant was commissioned in stages from 1973 to 1980. Skjomen's regulated water area includes the following reservoirs: Lakes Lossi, Norddalen, Båtsvatn, Langvatn, Ipto and Kjårda. The reservoirs together can hold 721 million cubic metres of water.

During the planning of the power plant, the gross height of fall of 610 metres was at the upper limit when determining which type of turbine could withstand the high pressure and simultaneously utilise the energy in the best possible way. The chosen solution was three Pelton turbines.

The development of Skjomen power plant at the head of Sørskjomen fjord had great significance for the local town including new road access to the outside world.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Skjomen power plant
    Skjomen
    Jan Inge Karlsen

    Entry portal providing access to Skjomen power plant inside the mountain.

  • Skjomen machine hall
    Skjomen
    Jan Inge Karlsen

    The interior of Skjomen has decor that dampens the noise in the machine hall.

  • Skjomen machine hall
    Skjomen
    Jan Inge Karlsen

    Machine hall with the tops of three generating units above floor level.

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