Clemens Kraft ready for construction start of the Tokagjelet hydropower plant

Tokagjelet hydropower plant

We are pleased to announce the commencemen of construction work at the Tokagjelet hydropower plant, which is the largest power plant in the Clemens Kraft portfolio so far. The 76 GWh production at Tokagjelet is key for the Company in order to reach the target of minimum 600 GWh of small hydro power production by 2021.

The project is located in Kvam Herad in Hordaland, with a waterway of 2050 meters to be drilled in the mountain using a TBM machine. The tunnel hole is scheduled for a diameter of 2.6 meters (Approx 8 feet).

The location of the hydropower plant is planned inside the mountain with two Pelton turbines totaling 27 MW capacity. The plant is estimated to produce approximately 76 GWh annually, which corresponds to a power consumption of approx. 3800 households. Production will be delivered on the 132 kV grid to BKK. Construction time is estimated at approx. 2 years.


About Clemens

Clemens Kraft is a subsidiary of Opplysningsvesenets fond. In 2017, the Swiss CPV / CAP Pensionskasse Coop purchased 49.9% of the shares in Clemens Kraft. The cooperation between Ovf and CPV implies a significant financial strengthening of the company, giving increased capacity to develop and increase its commitment to renewable energy. Clemens Kraft is currently one of the largest builders of small power plants in Norway.

Clemens Kraft was established to carry out small-scale hydro power development on the basis of properties owned by the fund. In recent years, the company has also acquired several small hydropower companies. Clemens Kraft currently has 28 small power plants in production, 11 power plants under construction and 12 projects under preparation for construction start.



CEO at Clemens Kraft:
Børge Edvardsen Klingan, phone 916 39 906

Head of construction at Clemens Kraft:
Jan Terje Solhaug, phone 991 52 488

Gudåa hydropower plant – Meråker

Pioneering technology enables long distances directional drilling.

Norhard reports on their Facebook page that «We have started the drilling of the upper part of the Gudå hydropower plant in beautiful surroundings at Meråker. The shaft should be drilled with a diameter of 1.2 meters over a 550 meter (1650 inches) distance.»

Watch the movie from riging and startup drilling made by Norhard. See also for more information about Meråker and other projects they have in their portfolio.

Gudå kraftverk – Meråker

Gudå kraftverk – Meråker.Vi er nå godt i gang med boringen av øvre del av trykksjakten til Gudå kraftverk i vakre omgivelser på Meråker. Sjakten skal bores med diameter 1,2 meter over en strekning på 550 meter. Se film fra opprigging og oppstart boring.Del gjerne!

Posted by Norhard As on Thursday, November 1, 2018



Construction work at Søråni

Generator and Trafo is in place, Electric work is in progress as well.

The area at the entrance pond it is now filled and the intake-house is finished outside while the Coanda-intake are almost completed.

Two teams are now working on the pipeline and about half of the penstock is in place.



Vengåa is in operation

Vengåakraft Power Plant has completed all tests and the plant is running in accordance to plan.

Operations will be managed by staff from Clemens Kraft Drift. Vengåa Kraft is estimated to produce 11GWh per year.



Development of Øvrebø powerplant

The landowners in Øvrebø in Jølster municipality have signed with Clemens Kraft AS for the Development of the Øvrebø powerplant.

The project has a calculated average production of 9.9 GWh. It will utilize a fall of 196 meters, with the intake on kote 523 and the station on kote 327, with a penstock at approximately 1300 meters.



Clemens Kraft builds Terråk small-scale power plant in Nordland

Landowner Frithjof Plahte in Bindal has entered into an agreement with Clemens Kraft considering the construction of a small-scale power plant of 28.8 GWh.

The project is named Hellifossen Kraft AS, and CK is in the process of developing the project.
CK has started planning and submitted a plan change application to change the entry placement in August. It is currently unclear where the intake will be.  

Clemens Kraft qualifies for dark green bonds

CICERO provides a review.

As an independent research institute, CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo) gives a renewed opinion on the institution’s framework and guidance for assessing and selecting eligible green bond investment projects and assessing the robustness of the framework when it comes to fulfilling the institutions’ environmental goals.

CICERO finds that the Clemens Power Green Bond Framework provides a solid framework for climate-friendly investments. Revenue will finance renewable energy and eligible projects run by river power plants without dam reservoirs.

Read the full report from CICERO here: Clemens Kraft qualifies for dark green bonds