Skjåk power station is a reservoir power station which is characterised by a high head of 675 m from the mountain reservoir Aursjøen to the bottom of the valley where the power station is located.
From the high mountain to the bottom of valley
Skjåk power station is situated in Skjåk Municipality at the very north-western part of Oppland County. The power station utilises the high head from the Skjåk mountains down to the Otta river. The water is carried in a 1300 m long tunnel with a cross-section of 5.5 m from Lake Aursjøen down to the basin. Thence the water is carried in a 2.4 km long pipeline to the power station.
The power plant constructions are located in the open north of the valley. The water is discharged from the power station into the Otta river by a 200 m long tailrace culvert.
No influence from the Øvre Otta development
Øyberget and Framruste power stations, better known as the Øvre Otta development, are located further up the same watercourse. This project has not affected the production at Skjåk power station.
The Aursjøen reservoir
This reservoir has a catchment area of 107 km2 in the vast Skjåkfjellet mountain area. The reservoir has a storage capacity of 600 million m3 of water. The dam, which makes up the Aursjøen reservoir, was built by the owners´ association Glommens og Laagens Brukseierforening at the end of the 1990s. The Aursjøen reservoir is located 1098 m above sea level.
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