Kvanndal power plant is located in Suldal Municipality in Rogaland County.
Ownership: 4.79 %
Production: 168 GWh
Power: 45 MW
The power plant was commissioned in 1967 and is part of the Røldal-Suldal system, which was originally developed in the 1960s to secure power for Hydro's aluminium production in Karmøy.
The Røldal-Suldal facility currently includes the power plants Kvanndal, Middyr, Novle, Røldal, Svandalsflona, Suldal I and Suldal II, plus Vasstøl.
Kvanndal gets water from the Lakes Sandvatnet, Holmavatnet and Isvatnet, in addition to numerous stream intakes. The height of fall is 314 metres. The power plant has one Francis turbine and an installed capacity of 45 MW. Average annual production is 168 GWh.
After production in Kvanndal power plant, the water is transferred via a tunnel to Suldal II power plant, where it is used in new power production.
Norsk Hydro is the operator and responsible for daily operation of Kvanndal power plant.