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November 29, 2021

Aurland I, Norway

By Carmen

Aurland I is an 840MW hydro power project. It is located on Aurland river/basin in Vestland, Norway. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1969 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 840 840 Active Vestland, Norway E-CO Energi


The project was developed by E-CO Energi. E-CO Energi and Statkraft are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 93% and 7% respectively.

Aurland I is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 196 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 870m. Aurland I underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2004-2007. The project generated 2,015 GWh of electricity.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 300 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1969 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company supplied pelton model turbines for the project.

About E-CO Energi

E-CO Energi AS (E-CO Energi), formerly E-CO Vannkraft AS, a subsidiary of E-CO Energi Holding AS, is a renewable energy company that develops, operates and manages hydro electrical power plants. The company produces and distributes electricity through its hydropower plants. It owns and manages power plants throughout southern Norway. E-CO Energi’s projects include Lower Otta – new power plant, Embretsfos power plants – expansion, Upper Otta – new power plant, Fossheimfoss – upgrade, Rendalen – extension, Lower Vinstra – upgrade, Lya – new power plant, and Brekkefoss – upgrade among others. The company operates its production facilities in Hallingdal, Aurland and in Askim and Sarpsborg, Norway. E-CO Energi is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


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