Statkraft's five largest «batteries»

26 Nov, 2013

Norwegian hydropower reservoirs will be the "green batteries" of the future. These are Norway's five largest power reservoirs measured by the greatest energy content.

1. Lake Blåsjø 7,8 TWh

Lake Blåsjø is the ninth largest lake in Norway and was formed by damming up a number of small lakes. Blåsjø lies partly in Aust-Agder County and partly in Rogaland County, and serves as water reservoir for the Ulla-Førre power plants.

2. Lake Storglomvatn 3,5 TWh

Lake Storglomvatn is a regulated lake in the municipality of Meløy in Nordland County. The reservoir is used for power generation at Svartisen power plant in the Holand Fjord.

3. Lake Røssvatn 2,0 TWh

After its regulation in 1957, lake Røssvatn became Norway’s second largest lake in terms of surface area with its 219 square kilometres. The lake is located in the municipalities of Hattfjelldal and Hemnes in Nordland County. Lake Røssvatn is the main reservoir for Upper and Lower Røssåga power plants.

4. Lake Store Akersvatn 1,5 TWh

Lake Store Akersvatn is a lake in the municipality of Rana in Nordland County. The lake is the intake reservoir for the power plants at Rana.

5. Lake Songavatn 1,4 TWh

Lake Songavatn is a regulated lake in the municipality of Vinje in Telemark County. The lake is part of the Skien watercourse, and serves as water reservoir for the Songa power plant.