Skjerka power station

Skjerka power station is a hydroelectric facility on the River Mandalselva in Åseral Municipality.

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Geography:

Skjerka power station is situated in Åseral Municipality in Vest-Agder. The municipality has a population of 923, and covers an area of 887 km², approximately 10% of which is water. Skjerka is one of four power stations in the municipality.


The power station, which lies on the Mandalselva, makes use of the 346-metre drop from Øvre Skjerkevatn. Nåvatn is also used as a reservoir. Work started at Skjerka in 1930, and by 1932 the first two generators were already in operation. The old power station had six generators, three of 9 MW and three of 18 MW.


The power station is in an underground cavern. The tailrace from the power station empties into Lake Øre.

Tunnel length 1830m
Vertical drop 346m
Operating since 1997
Aggregates
Number Aggregates in operation at the station:1
Eierskap
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:

7.46%
Skjerka power station supplies 612 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 7.46% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
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This makes Skjerka power station the 2th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 30600 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.