Rygene power station

Rygene power station is a hydroelectric facility on the River Nidelva in Grimstad Municipality, Aust-Agder.

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Geography:

Rygene power station is situated in Grimstad Municipality in Aust-Agder. The municipality has a population of 21,783, and covers an area of 303 km², approximately 10% of which is water.


The River Nidelva is dammed at the power station’s intake, and this section of the river is the boundary between the municipalities of Grimstad and Arendal.


The power station makes use of the Rygenefossen waterfall’s 38-metre drop.

Tunnel length 2300m
Vertical drop 38m
Operating since 1978
Aggregates
Number Aggregates in operation at the station:1
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Agder Engergi owns 100% of power plant
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Every second runs the 170m³ water through the plant. Enough to fill 17 ten-liter buckets of water every hundredth of a second.

Power producting:

3.41%
Rygene power station supplies 280 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 3.41% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
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This makes Rygene power station the 9th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 14000 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.