Skogfoss hydroelectric station

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Skogfoss hydroelectric station
Location Skogfoss in Sør-Varanger, Finnmark
Opening date 1964
Operator(s) Pasvik Kraft
Dam and spillways
Impounds Paatsjoki River
Total capacity 2,584 million m³

Skogfoss power station is a hydro electric dam near Skogfoss in Sør-Varanger, Finnmark on the Paatsjoki river.

The power station, which is owned by Pasvik Kraft, a subsidiary of Varanger Kraft, makes use of a 20 metre fall in the river. Although the power station is located on a river, Lake Inari in Finland is regulated as storage for all of the power stations in the drainage basin. The river is dammed at the power station, which also has a small reservoir in Langvannet. Following the damming, the water level rose to a level of 9 metres and many cabins had to be vacated. A Sami grave site also had to be moved following the regulation.

Parts of the dam pass over the Russian border.

There are two installed Kaplan turbines producing a total of 60 Megawatts. The mean yearly production of the dam is 358 Gigawatt hours.


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Norwegian (bokmål) Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 69°22′30″N 29°41′57″E / 69.375113°N 29.699135°E / 69.375113; 29.699135