Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station

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Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station
Tyssedal kraftanlegg.jpg
Tyssedal kraftverk
Official nameTyssedal kraftverk
Coordinates60°07′17″N 6°33′20″E / 60.12139°N 6.55556°E / 60.12139; 6.55556Coordinates: 60°07′17″N 6°33′20″E / 60.12139°N 6.55556°E / 60.12139; 6.55556
Commission date1906 (1906)
Decommission date1989 (1989)
Owner(s)Tyssefaldene (-1989)
Pumped-storage power station
Upper res. capacity426×10^6 m3 (0.426 km3)
Hydraulic head400 m
Power generation
Make and modelPelton wheel
Units decommissioned15
Nameplate capacity100 MW
Capacity factor80.0%
Annual net output700 GW·h
The five penstocks

The Tyssedal Power Station (Tyssedal kraftanlegg) is a hydroelectric power station and museum located in Tyssedal in the municipality Odda in Hordaland, Norway. The station was designed by architect Thorvald Astrup. It started production in 1906 and operated at a combined installed capacity of 100 MW from 1918, with an average annual production of 700 GWh. The plant was protected by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage in 2000, and is part of the Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry.[1] The power station was added to the list of priority technical and industrial cultural heritage by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

It is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).

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