Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station

The Tyssedal Power Station (Tyssedal kraftanlegg) is a hydroelectric power station and museum located in Tyssedal in the municipality Odda in Hordaland, Norway. The station was designed by architect Thorvald Astrup. It started production in 1906 and operated at a combined installed capacity of 100 MW from 1918, with an average annual production of 700 GWh. The plant was protected by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage in 2000, and is part of the Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry.[1] The power station was added to the list of priority technical and industrial cultural heritage by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

Tyssedal Hydroelectric Power Station
Tyssedal kraftverk
Official nameTyssedal kraftverk
Coordinates60°07′17″N 6°33′20″E
Opening date1906 (1906)
Demolition date1989 (1989)
Owner(s)Tyssefaldene (-1989)
Total capacity426×10^6 m3 (0.426 km3)
Power Station
Hydraulic head400 m
Installed capacity100 MW
Capacity factor80.0%
Annual generation700 GW·h

It is an anchor point of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).

See also


  1. Rosvold, Knut A. "Tyssedal kraftanlegg". In Henriksen, Petter (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 August 2011.

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