Småkraft owns and operates over 221 power plants and is Europe’s largest small-scale hydropower producer.
We work with over 900 landowners across all of Norway to produce approx. 2014 GWh of renewable electrical power annually.
This is enough to cover the annual consumption of over 100,000 households.
30 employees at offices in Bergen, Sandnes, Lillestrøm, Harstad, Flatanger, Verdal and Oslo, as well as 2 employees in Sweden.
Optimal operation of unregulated small-scale hydropower plants is preconditioned on automated monitoring and a local presence with motivated employees who provide a low response time. Our ambition is to be a world leader in the reliable, environmentally correct and cost-effective operation of small power plants.
A small-scale hydropower plant is almost a perpetual motion machine. This presupposes that both the intake and the power plant are well-maintained. This is the primary task of the caretaker.
Most often, one of the landowners is chosen to be the caretaker. The job consists of keeping the intake clean and open as well as maintaining the power plant with as much uptime as possible. In the event of minor problems with the power plant, Småkraft will provide guidance.