Såheim Hydroelectric Power Station

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Såheim Hydroelectric Power Station
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Såheim Power Station in 1954
Official name Såheim kraftverk
Country Norway
Location Rjukan
Coordinates 59°52′37″N 8°35′34″E / 59.87694°N 8.59278°E / 59.87694; 8.59278Coordinates: 59°52′37″N 8°35′34″E / 59.87694°N 8.59278°E / 59.87694; 8.59278
Status Operational
Construction began 1914
Commission date January 1916; 102 years ago (1916-01)
Owner(s) Norsk Hydro
Pumped-storage power station
Hydraulic head 269 m
Generating units 3
Power generation
Make and model Francis turbine
Nameplate capacity 185 MW
Capacity factor 63.8%
Annual net output 1,033 GW·h

The Såheim Power Station is a hydroelectric power station located in Rjukan, Telemark, Norway, operated by Norsk Hydro. It operates at an installed capacity of 185 MW, with an average annual production of 1,033 GWh. The station building from 1915 was designed by architects Thorvald Astrup and Olaf Nordhagen.[1]

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  1. ^ Rosvold, Knut A. "Såheim kraftverk". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 August 2011.