100% renewable and affordable energy
Norway is one of Europe’s largest producer of hydroelectric power and produces 142.8 TWh of electricity (2012). The country aims to increase the renewable power production by an additional 13.2 TWh by 2020. The county of Nordland (where Sundsfjord is situated) constitute for 11 per cent of the national production, and has a surplus of renewable energy.
Norway is a pioneer in renewable energy and environmental technology, and has set ambitious targets for more sustainable energy use. The Norwegian renewable energy sector comprises approx. 2 000 companies, 50 000 employees, and a revenue of 200 billion NOK (2010).
Today: Excellent capacity and security of supply in existing infrastructure. 100 % renewable and affordable energy, produced from hydropower at/ near site.
In total, there are five power plants within a range of 10 km, se map and table for an overview. The nearest power plants are Sundsfjord power plant (located in a mountain hall, 700 meters from site), and Sjofossen power plant (750 meters from site). All the five power plants are connected to Sundsfjord substation (with transformer 60 MW - 132/22 kV), located 600 meters from site.
The table refers to the map to the right, showing the power stations and grid in the area.
A 132 kV line (black line in map above) passes the power plant and the substation. Capacity to north between 80-100 MW, capacity to south between 100-120 MW.
Strong investments planned. Existing 132 kV line (northbound) planned changed to a new with a capacity of minimum 200 MW within 2019.
It is easy to establish a new 22 kV cable from the substation to the site. Can be completed within a year. Availability in existing transformer (132/22) is 40-50 MW.
If additional security of the transformer is required, a new transformer (132/22 kV) can be installed within a year.
Construction power available for immediate use, up to 40 MW