Berlifoss power plant | Agder Energi

Berlifoss power station

Commissioned in 1958. The power station extracts energy from the lower reaches of the River Fyreselv, where it drops down at Øyfjell, Kjellar and Berlifoss.

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Berlifoss power station is situated in Nissedal Municipality in Telemark. The municipality has a population of 1 451, and covers an area of 905 km², approximately 13% of which is water. Berlifoss is one of five power stations in the municipality.

It lies at the foot of the mountain Øyfjellet. 

The power station makes use of a 29-metre drop in the River Fyreselv just before its confluence with Nisserelva.

Tunnel length 545m
Vertical drop 29m
Operating since 1958
Number Aggregates in operation at the station:1
Agder Engergi owns 100% of power plant
Every second runs the 0m³ water through the plant. Enough to fill 0 ten-liter buckets of water every hundredth of a second.

Power producting:

Berlifoss power station supplies 50 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 0.61% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
This makes Berlifoss power station the 29th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 2500 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.