Clemens Kraft

Clemens Kraft is growing and hiring

Clemens Kraft has 38 power plants in operation and 14 new power plants under construction. From August, the company will strengthen its operations with Tage Karlsen and Per Skogvoll.

– The great interest in the positions shows that Clemens Kraft has a strong position in the market, says CEO Børge Edvardsen Klingan. During 2021, Clemens Kraft will have a self-owned production portfolio of more than 700 GWh. With the new hires, the company paves the way for further growth.

Børge Edvardsen Klingan is very pleased that Karlsen and Skogvoll have accepted the positions.
– Both have good formal expertise and they will fit well with the company and our culture, Edvardsen Klingan points out. – The hiring is in line with the company’s strategy, and is a result of our success in realizing our goals. Growth in the company’s production creates predictability, new jobs and a basis for further investment and consolidation, Edvardsen Klingan emphasizes.

Tage Karlsen comes from Nordkraft where he has held several key positions in power generation and grid operations. Among other things, he has been CEO of Nordkraft Nett for 6 years. Karlsen has a broad formal background, including a master’s degree in maintenance.

Petter Skogvoll becomes new operating engineer in Clemens Kraft. He comes from the role of planner in Vesterålskraft Nett and has worked with reinvestments and new network connections. Skogvoll holds a master’s degree in electrical power / electronics. Both are formally employed in Clemens Kraft Drift.

For more information, contact
CEO Børge Edvardsen Klingan
Mob: 916 39 906

Kjeldalselva power plant is operating!

Kjeldalselva power plant is beautifully located by the fjord in the Storfjord municipality in Troms. The power plant is surrounded by the spectacular mountains «Lyngsalpene» with high peaks up to 1 800 meters altitude.

The power plant exploits a fall of 233 meters from the intake down to the power station. The annual average production is estimated 12.7 GWh from a 5.1 MW Pelton turbine. The waterway consists of 826 meters of water-filled tunnel and 446 meters of pressure pipe.

The project has been an extensive process from the concession was granted some 10 years ago until final completion of power plant in 2020. The power plant received a license from NVE in 2009, with construction starting during the fall of 2018.

The intake is steep and rugged to get to at the top of Kjeldalen. There is no road leading up to the intake, hence all equipment has been flown in while personnel at the station have the options of either walking or using skis to arrive at the water intake.

The power plant is environmental friendly with only minor visible interference in the landscape. The power plant can be observed by car when drinving the main road (Europavei 6) when passing Hatteng, the municipal center in Storfjord.

Tokagjelet currently

The planned production start for Tokagjelet is 2021. The project is currently undergoing an active phase, which inter alia includes the completion of rock blasting work downside the plant area. The contractor also focuses on supportive rock blasting and concrete work at the station site.

Concrete work on the flood wall is completed (picture) which prevents the water from flooding into the station area.


Flood wall



Work at Hellifossen

Work on the pipe line and construction road on Hellifossen is well underway. Pipelaying commencement is scheduled by end of October.


Progress on Bakkeelva power station

There is sound progress in the development of Bakkeelva power plant in Askvoll (Sogn og Fjordane). The road to the intake area has been built and preparations are made for the pipelaying, with scheduled commencement of such work by May 2019.

Progress at Gudåa

Clemens Kraft has successfully made the drilling breakthrough in the Gudåa tunnel.

The majority of the penstock is laid and the work on the dam intake has started.


The work on the power plant station will commence during spring 2019.


Video from Gudåa

Construction work at Kjeldalselva hydropower plant

The superstructure of the Kjeldalselva power plant is soon completed and the construction of the station building starts in February. Generator and turbine are scheduled to be installed in June.

A ductile pipe runs from the station and up to the tunnel. The tunnel is approximately 20% complete, 200 meters out of the total of 1000 meter tunneling has been completed.

Work at the intake is stopped for the winter, and it will start all over again in April.

The power plant is scheduled to have trial production as from autumn 2019.



Pictures from the construction work.

Trollekraft is under construction

Startup is going according to plan

The power plant will be completed in November 2019 and will produce about 8 GWh per annum. MK Myklebust is the executive contractor.

The pictures from Brødrene Dahl show preparation of station and carved out pathways.

  Bilder fra Brødrene Dahl

Clemens Kraftverk acquires Fjærland Kraft AS from Sognekraft and enters into a long term co-operation on operations and management of SSHPPs

Clemens Kraftverk AS, a company in the Clemens Kraft Group of companies, has signed an agreement with Sognekraft AS to acquire 6 small scale hydro power plants in Fjærlandsfjorden in the municipality of Sogndal. Total normal production from these plants is 125 GWh. This compares to the power consumption by more than 6000 homes. The power plants will be taken over with effective date December 31st, 2018.

At the same time, the parties have entered into a long term agreement on operations of hydropower plants in the region, whereby Sognekraft is going to operate these 6 SSHPPs.

  • We are very happy with this agreement, and the long term co-operation agreement with Sognekraft, CEO Børge Edvardsen Klingan of Clemens Kraft says . – Sognekraft and Clemens Kraft are both leading players in the industry, and the new agreement means an important industrial co-operation between the two companies –

After this acquisition, Clemens Kraft has an annual production of approximately 450 GWh from 35 power plants in operation. In addition, the company has 10 power plants under construction, and a number of projects due for further steps towards construction commencement.

Clemens Kraft has as an industrial target to produce minimum 600 GWh within the end of 2021. The company is a subsidiary of Opplysningsvesenets fond (Ovf), that owns 50.1% of the company. The Swiss CPV/CAP Pensionskasse Coop owns the remaining 49.9 % of the stock. Clemens Kraft has its main office in Oslo and is today among the largest owners and developers of SSHPPs in Norway.

  • I am very happy about this agreement with Clemens Kraft, where we in Sognekraft will operate the 6 power plants. We are looking forward to a long-term relationship with Clemens Kraft, including development and operation of power plants in the region, says Terje Bakke Nævdal, CEO of Sognekraft –

Sognekraft has its main operations within production, distribution and sale of power. Sognekraft has concession rights for the power grids in several municipalities in Indre Sogn. The company owns and operates hydro power plants with an annual production of 730 GWh, and markets approximately 700 GWh to end consumers. By the end of 2018, the Sognekraft Group has a staff of 113 persons. Sognekraft has an ambition to grow within production of renewable energy and will be working on several large development projects in the region for the years to come.


Clemens Kraft
Børge Edvardsen Klingan, CEO
Phone +47 916 39 906

Terje Bakke Nævdal, CEO
Phone +47 911 81 056

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