Birkemoen substation

A new zoning plan for the Røysland Industrial Area II is currently under preparation. The purpose of this planning work is to expand the current, regulated industrial area based at Røysland.

The expansion of the industrial area may necessitate more power than the present infrastructure is capable of delivering, which is why there are proposed plans for a new power supply from Bjerkreim substation to a new substation at Birkemoen.

The plans propose that a new substation will be established within the industrial park, initially serving new industries at Røysland. The plans propose that the new substation will be connected to Bjerkreim substation by means of a new 132kV overhead power line.

Initially, new industries will benefit from the power supply provided by the substation, but in the long-term Bjerkreim’s remaining power requirements may also be supplied from the substation, thus improving the security of supply to Bjerkreim considerably.


The license application for a new substation at Birkemoen is currently under preparation. The application is scheduled to be finalized and submitted to NVE in the early fall of 2021.


Documents will be published here when the license application is put out to consultation.


    • License application currently under preparation.