Såheim Hydroelectric Power Station

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Såheim Hydroelectric Power Station
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Såheim Power Station in 1954
Official nameSåheim kraftverk
Coordinates59°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
Construction began1914
Commission dateJanuary 1916; 102 years ago (1916-01)
Owner(s)Norsk Hydro
Pumped-storage power station
Hydraulic head269 m
Generating units3
Power generation
Make and modelFrancis turbine
Nameplate capacity185 MW
Capacity factor63.8%
Annual net output1,033 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.