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Norway
Lars Petter Pettersen

Bitdalsdammen

Songa power plant

Norway / Hydropower / Power plant

Songa power plant is located in Vinje Municipality in Vestfold and Telemark County.

  • 1964
    Entered into operation
  • 120 MW
    Installed capacity
  • 625.1 GWh
    Annual production

Songa power plant was commissioned in 1964. The power plant uses the water resources in the Tokke/Vinje river system and parts of the Skien river system. The gross height of fall is 287 metres. The installed capacity is 140 MW.

Songa power plant is equipped with a Francis turbine, the largest generating unit available for delivery at the time.

 

Company Ownership share
Statkraft 100%
  • Entry portal at Songa power plant.
    Songa
    Erling Nystad

    Entry portal at Songa power plant.

  • Songa power plant machine hall.
    Songa
    Statkraft

    Songa power plant machine hall.

  • Upstream view of Songa dam
    Songa
    Anita Lærum

    Upstream view of Songa dam. Lake Songavatnet, reservoir for Songa power plant.

  • Downstream view of Songa dam.
    Songa
    Statkraft

    Picture shows downstream view of Songa dam. In 2019–2020 the dam is being upgraded and the entire downstream side reinforced

  • Stone block at Songa dam engraved with a poem by artist and musician Knut Buen.
    Songa
    Mikal Sveen

    Stone block at Songa dam engraved with a poem by artist and musician Knut Buen.

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