Tjøtaelva power plan

The Tjøtaelva power plant is located in Tjøtaelva, which is located in Gloppen municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county. The river flows into Hyenfjorden.

Tjøtaelva is a typical flood river, which is inaccessible on the steep mountainsides down towards the fjord. The construction phase of this project has had its share of challenges, including a very steep terrain and two extremely harsh winters.

The excellent end result is due to an efficient collaboration between all involved parties.The landowners have made particularly strong contributions during the process. This has resulted in a fine power plant and 8 climate friendly GWh that will be delivered to the power grid each year for the benefit of the environment.

Technical data

Rainfall field

3.0 km²

Minimum water flow

Summer: 100 l/s

Intake elevation

385 m

Power station elevation

2,0 m

Drop height

383 m


8,1 GWh
This corresponds to electricity 506 households.