Botnur power plant
|Botnur power plant|
The Botnur power plant.
|Official name||Elektrisitetsverkið í Botni|
|Commission date||18 July 1921|
|Turbines||1 X 1.1 MV Pelton/Voith
1 X 2.2 MV Pelton/Voith
|Installed capacity||3.3 MV|
Botnur power plant (Faroese: Elektrisitetsverkið í Botni) is a hydroelectric power station supplying the Faroe Islands island of Suðuroy with electricity. It is located to the north of Vágur. Botnur was the first hydroelectric plant built in the Faroes.
The plant is equipped with one 1.1 MW Pelton turbine, commissioned in 1965, and one 2.2 MW Francis turbine, commissioned in 1966. The Pelton turbine is supplied by water from the Ryskivatn lake, and the Fransis turbine is supplied from the Vatnsnes lake (Vatnsnesvatn). Botnur is an unmanned plant; it is operated from the Vágsverkið (also called Heimaru Oyrar) power plant.
- "The Hydro Electric Power Plant in Botnur". SEV. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Mikladal, Poul A. (December 2005). Sustainable energy in the Faroe Islands — the role of hydropower (Report). Burðardygg El Orka. p. 16. http://www.imr.fo/Data/Register/D7DA01D3-FFC7-4FC9-BDE1-DBFFA41B6504/E7A0FB3C-9B4B-4294-9B52-E5AC9016623E/60812F10-1787-4471-BCB0-44CB345924FD.pdf. Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Inter Nord (11–12): 45. 1970.
On Suduroy, the supply of current to Vâgur from the hydro-electric power station in Botnur was begun in 1921.
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