Friday, May 19, 2017

Statkraft and Hiking

Today we went on our first site visit to a power plant in Vik, called Statkraft, the main power producing company in the area.
Today we went on our first site visit to a power plant in Vik, called Statkraft, the main power producing company in the area. We were able to tour both Hove, the plant near town, and Malset, which was up in the mountains, to see the reservoir.


The main plant produces 68 Megawatts; however, the city of Vik only consumes 6-7 MW, so they sell the extra power to Denmark. We were able to hear about both the technical side of hydro power production as well as the economic and political side of power production and distribution.


After the plant tours we were able to continue our adventure around Vik and a large majority of us took another hike to see more of the views of the mountains and the city.


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