Solhom power station | Agder Energi

Solhom power station

Solhom power station lies well hidden 1,200 metres into the mountains below the gorge by the dam at Nesjen.

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Solhom power station is situated in Kvinesdal Municipality in Vest-Agder. The municipality has a population of 5,891, and covers an area of 962 km², approximately 7% of which is water. Solhom is one of three power stations in the municipality.

The power station makes use of the River Kvine’s drop from Nesjen/Kvifjorden to Homstølvatnet.

Nesjen/Kvifjorden is dammed to an elevation of between 715 and 670 m a.s.l.

Tunnel length 430m
Vertical drop 210m
Operating since 1974
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Number Aggregates in operation at the station:2
Agder Engergi owns 12.2% of power plant
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Every second runs the 110m³ water through the plant. Enough to fill 11 ten-liter buckets of water every hundredth of a second.

Power producting:

Solhom power station supplies 84 GWh to Agder Energi per year, equivalent to 1.02% of the 8200 GWh generated by the group in an average year.
This makes Solhom power station the 24th biggest power station in the Agder Energi group.
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Agder Energi’s share of generation covers the annual consumption of approximately 4200 households.

Wikipedia, Agder Energi’s own data.