Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station

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Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station
Lysefjorden - View from Lysebotn.JPG
Lysefjorden seen from Lysebotn
Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station is located in Norway
Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station
Location of Lysebotn Hydroelectric Power Station
Official nameLysebotn kraftverk
CountryNorway
Coordinates59°03′15″N 6°37′36″E / 59.05417°N 6.62667°E / 59.05417; 6.62667Coordinates: 59°03′15″N 6°37′36″E / 59.05417°N 6.62667°E / 59.05417; 6.62667
StatusOperational
Commission date1953; 66 years ago (1953)
Pumped-storage power station
Upper res. capacity595×10^6 m3 (0.595 km3)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity210 MW
Capacity factor67.6%
Annual net output1,242 GW·h

The Lysebotn Power Station is a hydroelectric power station located in the municipality Forsand in Rogaland, Norway. The facility operates at an installed capacity of 210 MW. The average annual production is 1,242 GWh.[1] It has produced 63 TWh since it started in 1953.

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Drawing of Lysebotn II

A new NOK 1.8 billion powerplant called Lysebotn II with 370 MW Francis turbines is being built nearby to replace it, with an expected life of 60–70 years. The tunnels are 7.8 km long, 45 m2 wide, and transporting 60 m3/second.[2][3]

The reservoir has a capacity of 595×10^6 m3 (0.595 km3) water[4] located at 636–686 m altitude.

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  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Lysebotn kraftstasjon". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ Her bygger de nytt kraftverk 1450 meter inne i fjellet
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-11. Retrieved 2016-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)