Rendalen hydropower in Norway

Rendalen is an area with mountains, forests and the large Østerdalen valley, with farmland and small communities.

Photograph: Eidsiva Vannkraft Rendalen
Rendalen demning SOME


Energy source:  Hydro
Origin: Norway
Installed capacity: 100 MW and 93 MW reserve
Annual est. production: 764 GWh
Old/reserve capacity:  1971
New capacity:  2013
Operator: Eidsiva Vannkraft



The power plant is located in the Østerdalen valley some 10 kilometres north of Alvdal. Rendalen was built in 2013, 200 meters from the original 1971 plant. The old plant is used as a reserve when the new one is out of operation for annual maintenance.


This run-of-river plant produces energy using the natural river flow, rather than reservoirs or water storage. This means that electricity is produced without reservoirs influencing the landscape and eco-system, and without the use of stored water causing problems to the water flow in the river system.

Qualities available from this plant


  • No Nuclear link
  • GO Investment confirmation
  • Run-of-river
  • Nordic Origin (NO, SE, DK, FI)

Why Ecohz

This is an example of a power plant. Ecohz provides access to a comprehensive portfolio of more than 400 power plants, located across six continents. This enables you to choose specific power plants with distinct characteristics, including choice of technology, location, age, size, and owner profile.

Ecohz can document the origin of your energy consumption globally with Guarantees of Origin in Europe, RECs in North America and I-RECs in a select and growing number of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Ecohz is a leading independent global provider and plays an active role in the current energy transition through its vision of ‘Changing Energy Behaviour’.

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