Urlandåga power plant

The Urlandåga power plant was put into operation in 2005, as the second of our completed projects. The plant is located in Hemnes municipality in Nordland county, and utilises a waterfall height of 240 metres into the river.

When designing the power plant, Småkraft as a developer was required to take local considerations into account. There is an old stone bridge below the power plant that borders the station location. The intake height was adapted to the tree line, as required by municipal authorities. Architecturally, the power plant is designed to resemble an old mill house, partly to blend in with the surroundings of the bridge.

The operation of the Urlandåga power plant has been smooth and highly stable. The main reason for this is the organisation of the operations, where a competent and committed landowner has played a significant role.

The power plant has an installed capacity of 1.59 MW with an associated flow rate of 2.8m3/s. The waterway consists of 750 metres of buried pipes. The power plant has installed a vertical Pelton turbine with 4 nozzles, to achieve efficiency across the entire loading area. The power station was built with a concrete foundation and a superstructure with rough-cut panelling, and with a solution that minimises the volume of the building. The intake in the river consists of a barrage dam and a foam concrete intake.

Technical data

Rainfall field

Minimum water flow

Intake elevation

280 m

Power station elevation

40,0 m

Drop height

240 m


6,6 GWh
This corresponds to electricity 413 households.