Tjeldbergodden Reserve Power Station

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Tjeldbergodden Reserve Power Station
Tjeldbergodden Reserve Power Station
  • Norway
Location Tjeldbergodden
Coordinates 63°24′35″N8°39′28″E / 63.4097°N 8.6578°E / 63.4097; 8.6578 Coordinates: 63°24′35″N8°39′28″E / 63.4097°N 8.6578°E / 63.4097; 8.6578
Owner(s) Statnett
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Power generation
Units operational1
Nameplate capacity 150 MW

Tjeldbergodden Reserve Power Station is a natural gas-fired thermal power plant located at the industrial site Tjeldbergodden in the northeastern part of the municipality of Aure in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is operated by Statnett. The station has installed one gas turbine with 150 megawatts (200,000 hp) effect. The power station was installed in 2006, but by 2015 it had not been in use. Together with the similar power plant at Nyhamna, they cost 2.1 billion NOK. A new power line has made them unnecessary. [1]

The power station is only to be operated when there is acute need for extra effect, to hinder having to ration electricity. Statnett must receive permission from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate every time the station is to be used. Due to the mobility of the power station, its emissions of carbon dioxide exceed that of a coal powered station. [2]

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  1. "Det kostet en milliard og ble aldri tatt i bruk. Nå selger Statnett reservegasskraftverket på Tjeldbergodden". 17 April 2015.
  2. Statoil. "Tjeldbergodden industrial complex" . Retrieved 2010-12-11.