Ofoten – along with huge parts of Northern-Norway and Western Norway – is a big producer of hydroelectric power. In Narvik there is a small hydroelectric power plant. The water comes from lakes at approximately 800 and 600 meters above sea level. The water is then first used to produce electric power. It is then – as a precautionary measurement UV-radiated, although it is extremely clean and then send out through pipes to supply the citizens with the approximately 200 liters per person used for daily consumption.
Although it has been I dry summer, it has rained enough the past few days to produce enough water for the lowest magazine to spill unused water into the Taraldsvik River.
This picture was taken last night with long exposure. Wondering what the weather is like by the power plant? Click here…