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Guarantees of Origin (GO): Aurland 1 Hydropower Plant

Supporting a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by generating clean, renewable energy to power 600,000 homes and generate 2 million GOs each year

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Project overview

  • Region: Europe

  • Project type: Renewable energy

  • Standards: GO - EECS

Aurland 1 hydropower plant is located in Aurland municipality in the western part of Norway, by Aurlandsfjord and Naerøyfjord, and generates approximately 2,015 GWh of renewable energy each year. This is one of five hydropower plants which have been built in the area to utilise the available power generating capacity as water makes its journey from the mountains to Sognefjord. This is one example of the many power plants from which EECS Guarantees of Origin (GOs) are issued across Europe. These certificates can be purchased by corporates looking to address Scope 2 emissions with a 100% renewable energy claim.

Guarantees of Origin (GO): Aurland 1 Hydropower Plant

Additional benefits

  • During the construction of the power plant, numerous jobs were created for the local population.
  • Construction of the power plant has led to the improvement of local infrastructure, which in turn has had a positive impact on local tourism rates.
  • The power plant operator has established its own fish farming facility to support the protection and enhancement of local trout populations.

Hydropower accounts for 95% of total power production in Norway.