Bessaker wind power in Norway

Bessakerfjellet is a wind farm on the coast of the Fosen peninsula in Sør-Trøndelag county, in the middle of Norway, where the fjord meets the sea.

Photograph: Rune Malmø


Energy source:  Wind
Origin: Norway
Installed capacity: 57.5 MW
Annual est. production: 175 GWh
Year of commission: 2007
Operator: TrønderEnergi Kraft 
Type of power plant:  Onshore



Bessakerfjellet, with its 25 turbines, is the third-largest wind farm in Norway. The blades rotate up to 22 times per minute. Each turbine can produce 7 GWh per year.

Wind power has become more common worldwide in the past decades. The production cost has decreased and the technology has rapidly evolved.

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Bessakerfjellet has topography suitable for a wind farm. The area is close to roads and power networks, and shielded from the resident population. There are no protected areas that are affected by the development. All cables are buried in the roadsides so there are no overhead lines on the mountain plateau.


New roads built for the wind farm have made the area more accessible and it has become a popular recreation area for both locals and tourists. To meet the requirements of the increased numbers of visitors, the municipality has built a small viewing centre, called Møllestua, between the turbines. Here you can enjoy the view of the wind turbines and the archipelago in all kinds of weather. You can make coffee, look at the photos of the construction of the wind farm and use the telescope to study all the small islands in the sea.

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