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November 29, 2021

Tonstad, Norway

By Carmen

Tonstad is a 960MW hydro power project. It is located on Sira-Kvina river/basin in Agder, Norway. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1988.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 960 960 Active Agder, Norway

Description

Lyse Produksjon, Statkraft, Skagerrak Energi and Agder Energi are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 41.1%, 32.1%, 14.6% and 12.2% respectively.

The gross head of the project is 450m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. The penstock diameter is 4.8m. The project generated 3,650 GWh of electricity.

The project has 190 electric generators installed at the site.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 190 MVA.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1988.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 160MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 320MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 360 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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