Kvinen power station | Agder Energi

Kvinen power station

Kvinen power station is a hydroelectric facility at Hegrefosslega in Sirdal Municipality.

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Kvinen power station lies in Sirdal Municipality in Vest-Agder. The municipality has a population of 1,831, and covers an area of 1,554 km², approximately 11% of which is water. Kvinen is one of seven power stations in the municipality.

The power station makes use of the drop from Øyarvatn to Kvilfjorden. Øyarvatn is dammed to an elevation of between 820 and 837 m a.s.l.

Part of its drainage basin is in Valle Municipality.

Tunnel length 5000m
Vertical drop 116m
Operating since 1981
Number Aggregates in operation at the station:1
Agder Engergi owns 12.2% of power plant
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Every second runs the 77m³ water through the plant. Enough to fill 7.7 ten-liter buckets of water every hundredth of a second.

Power producting:

Kvinen power station supplies 26 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 0.32% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
This makes Kvinen power station the 34th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 1300 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.