Hunsfoss power station | Agder Energi

Hunsfoss power station

Electricity was first generated at Hunsfoss in Vennesla as far back as 1897. The first power station was subsequently expanded and modernised, and in 1964 a new power station was added on the western branch of the River Otra at Hunsfoss.

Key numbers


Hunsfoss power station is situated in Vennesla Municipality in Vest-Agder. The municipality has a population of 13 986, and covers an area of 384 km², approximately 5.5% of which is water. Hunsfoss is one of two power stations in the municipality.

It makes use of a 13.5-metre drop in the River Otra, which runs from the Setesdalsheiene mountains in Bykle Municipality in the north to Kristiansand in the south.

Tunnel length 0m
Vertical drop 13,5m
Operating since 1926/1964
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Number Aggregates in operation at the station:3
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:

Hunsfoss power station supplies 142 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 1.73% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
This makes Hunsfoss power station the 17th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 7100 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.