Balsfjord Substation is a 420kV substation located in Balsfjord, Troms, Norway. The construction works on Balsfjord Substation began in 2017. The project was commissioned in 2018.


The Balsfjord Substation project is an upgrade substation being operated by Statnett SF.

The designed voltage level of the project is 420kV, while the operating voltage level is 420kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 420kV.

Balsfjord Substation has received approval from Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate to undertake the works on the project.

Contractors involved

ABB i Norge was appointed by Statnett SF to undertake design and construction works of the Balsfjord Substation.

About Statnett SF

Statnett SF (Statnett) is an energy utility company that transmits and distributes electricity through its grid infrastructure. The company operates, develop, maintain and monitor transmission grid, cables and power lines of the Norwegian energy system. It has a communication network of optical fibre to monitor and control from its one national control center and three regional centers in Norway facilities. The company has a presence in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands. Statnett serves residential, industrial and commercial consumers in Norway. Statnett is headquartered in Raipas, Norway.


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