Tokke Hydroelectric Power Station

Last updated

Tokke Hydroelectric Power Station
Tokke kraftverk.JPG
The access road to Tokke Hydroelectric Power Station
Official nameTokke kraftverk
CountryNorway
Location Tokke
Coordinates 59°26′40″N8°02′18″E / 59.44444°N 8.03833°E / 59.44444; 8.03833
StatusOperational
Opening date1961;63 years ago (1961)
Owner(s) Statkraft
Upper reservoir
Creates Vinjevatn
Lower reservoir
Creates Bandak
Power Station
Hydraulic head 394 m
Turbines 4
Installed capacity 430 MW
Capacity factor 56.9%
Annual generation 2,140 GW·h

The Tokke Power Station (Tokke kraftverk) is a hydroelectric power station located in the municipality Tokke in Telemark, Norway, owned by Statkraft. It operates at an installed capacity of 430 MW , with an average annual production of 2,140 GWh. [1] The power station exploits the height difference of 394 metres from the lake Vinjevatn to Bandak. [2]

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tokke</span> Municipality in Telemark, Norway

Tokke is a municipality in Telemark county, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Vest-Telemark. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Dalen. Other villages in Tokke include Åmdals Verk, Eidsborg, Høydalsmo, Lårdal, and Øvre Byrte. The Eidsborg Stave Church is one of Norway's old stave churches and it is located in Eidsborg, just north of Dalen.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sørlandet Line</span> Railway line from Oslo to Stavanger, Norway

The Sørlandet Line is a railway line between Drammen via Kristiansand to Stavanger. The line is 545 kilometers (339 mi) long between Oslo and Stavanger.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Trunk Line</span> Norwegian railway line between Oslo and Eidsvoll

The Trunk Line is a railway line in Norway which runs between Oslo and Eidsvoll. The line is owned by Bane NOR.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bandak</span> Lake in Telemark, Norway

Bandak is a lake in the municipalities of Kviteseid and Tokke in Telemark county, Norway. The lake, which is part of the Telemark Canal route, belongs to the Skien watershed. The river Tokke flows into the lake, and the outlet is via the river Strauman, which flows to the lake Kviteseidvatn.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mo, Telemark</span> Former municipality in Telemark, Norway

Mo is a former municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The 694-square-kilometre (268 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The area is now part of Tokke Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Vistad which is located just west of the present village of Dalen.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Totak</span> Lake in Telemark, Norway

Totak is a lake in Vinje Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The 37.26-square-kilometre (14.39 sq mi) lake is located in the Rauland area, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the north of the village of Åmot. The lake is part of the Skien river watershed (Skiensvassdraget), discharging via the river Tokke which flows into the lake Bandak to the south. At 306 metres (1,004 ft) deep, Totak is the 11th deepest lake in Norway. This tremendous overdeepening marks it as a glacially formed lake with characteristics similar to a fjord. Its volume of 2.35 cubic kilometres (1,910,000 acre⋅ft) makes it the 24th largest by volume as well. Totak is Norway's deepest lake; that isn't a cryptodepression. The lake's basin is well over sealevel. The lake is a reservoir that holds water for the Tokke Hydroelectric Power Station.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Dalen, Telemark</span> Village in Tokke, Norway

Dalen is the administrative centre of Tokke Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The village is located at the flat river delta where the river Tokke flows into the west end of the lake Bandak. The village of Eidsborg lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of Dalen and the village of Åmdals Verk lies about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) to the south of Dalen.

Arvid Torgeir Lie was a Norwegian poet, writer of short stories and translator. He was born in Skafså in Mo, current Tokke municipality. Among his poetry collections are Under fuglens vengjekross (1967) and Snøvinter (1968), and his collection of short stories, Den nye maskina og andre noveller, came in 1986.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Skafså</span>

Skafså is a parish in southern part of the municipality Tokke in Telemark, Norway. The Skafså Church was consecrated in 1839. The mountain farm Grimdalen, today a museum (Grimdalstunet), has farm buildings from the time of barter economy in the 17th century. Nearby is a collection of around 300 of Anne Grimdalen's sculptures.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ulla-Førre</span> Dam

Ulla-Førre is a hydropower complex in Southern Norway. It is situated along the borders of the municipalities of Suldal and Hjelmeland and Bykle, Norway. It has an installed capacity of approximately 2,100 megawatts (2,800,000 hp), and the annual average production is 4.45 TWh (16.0 PJ) (1987–2006), while its reservoir capacity is about 7.8 TWh (28 PJ); at full production, it can last seven to eight months. The complex includes the artificial lake Blåsjø, which is made by dams around 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above the sea level. The hydroelectric power stations in the complex are Saurdal, Kvilldal, Hylen and Stølsdal, operated by Statkraft.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hammeren Hydroelectric Power Station</span> Hydroelectric power station in Norway

Hammeren Hydroelectric Power Station is a hydroelectric power station located in Oslo, Norway. It is the only power station in Oslo, and among the oldest power stations still running in Norway. It has a total installed capacity of 5 MWp, and an annual production of 16 GWh. The power station utilises the waterfalls from Skjærsjøen to Maridalsvannet, with a total height of 105 m. It was established in 1900 by the company Christiania Elektricitetsværk, originally with four generator units, and increased to six units in 1901. In 1927, the six generators were replaced by a single 5.6 MW unit.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tokke (river)</span> River in Telemark, Norway

Tokke is a river in Telemark county, Norway. The river is about 35-kilometre (22 mi) long and it flows through the municipalities of Vinje and Tokke, between the lakes Totak and Bandak. The Tokke river system was regulated for hydroelectric power generation between 1959 and 1979. During this time, seven hydroelectric power stations with a combined installed capacity of 976 megawatts (1,309,000 hp) were constructed along the river and its tributaries. The power stations have an average annual production of 4,492 gigawatt-hours (16,170 TJ).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station</span> Dam in Tyssedal

The Tyssedal Power Station is a hydroelectric power station and museum located in Tyssedal in the municipality Odda in Vestland, 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. The power station was added to the list of priority technical and industrial cultural heritage by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Byrtevatn</span> Lake in Telemark, Norway

Byrtevatn is a lake in Tokke Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The 4.8-square-kilometre (1.9 sq mi) lake is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of the village of Dalen. The main natural influx comes from the river Byrteåi. Byrtevatn has a dam on the south end of the lake which regulates the surface elevation of the lake. Water from the nearby lake Botnedalsvatn flows through a tunnel into the Byrte Hydroelectric Power Station and the water is then released into this lake.

Botnedalsvatn is a lake in Tokke Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The 3.12-square-kilometre (1.20 sq mi) lake is located in the Botnedalen valley, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) to the northwest of the village of Dalen. Botnedalsvatn has a dam on the southeast end of the lake which regulates the surface elevation of the lake. The lake is used as a reservoir for the nearby Byrte Hydroelectric Power Station. Water flows from this lake through a tunnel into the power plant which is located at the southern end of the nearby lake Byrtevatn.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Byrte Hydroelectric Power Station</span> Hydroelectric power station in Norway

The Byrte Power Station is a hydroelectric power station located near the lake Byrtevatn in the municipality Tokke in Telemark, Norway. It exploits the water from Botnedalsvatn, a height difference of 290 metres (950 ft).

Vinjeåi is a river in Telemark county, Norway. The 2.6-kilometre (1.6 mi) long river starts at the southeastern end of the lake Vinjevatn where the water flows out into the river. The river flows downstream and end when it joins the river Tokke at the village of Åmot. Vinjeåi was regulated as part of the Tokke hydroelectric power development in the 1960s, and water from Vinjevatn is transferred through tunnel to the Tokke Hydroelectric Power Station.

Botnedalen is a valley in Tokke Municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The valley used to be the site a number of mountain farms that are no longer in use. The river that runs through the valley was dammed, creating the lake Botnedalsvatn. The lake is as a reservoir for the nearby Byrte Hydroelectric Power Station. Botnedalen is known for the occurrence of various minerals, including hausmannite, jacobsite, braunite, bustamite and rhodonite.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lårdal (municipality)</span> Former municipality in Telemark, Norway

Lårdal is a former municipality in Telemark county, Norway. The 288-square-kilometre (111 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964. The area centered around the Lårdalen valley and it is now part of Tokke Municipality. The administrative centre was the village of Lårdal.

Tokke may refer to:

References

  1. "Faktaheftet 2000 – Petter" (in Norwegian). Oslo: Olje- og energidepartementet. 2000. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  2. Evensen, Knut Harald (ed.). NAF Veibok (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norges Automobil-Forbund. p. 224.