Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station

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Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station
Tyssedal kraftanlegg.jpg
Tyssedal kraftverk
Official name Tyssedal kraftverk
Country Norway
Location Tyssedal
Coordinates 60°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
Status Museum
Commission date 1906 (1906)
Decommission date 1989 (1989)
Owner(s) Tyssefaldene (-1989)
Pumped-storage power station
Upper res. capacity 426×10^6 m3 (0.426 km3)
Penstocks 5
Hydraulic head 400 m
Power generation
Make and model Pelton wheel
Units decommissioned 15
Nameplate capacity 100 MW
Capacity factor 80.0%
Annual net output 700 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.