Number of turbines: 32
Output: 73,6 MW
Production: 230 GWh, corresponding to the consumption of 13000 households
Owners: Eurus, EWZ, Norsk Vindpro og Norsk Vind Energi AS.
Operation: Eurus og Norsk Vind Energi AS
The first large-scale wind farm in Southern
The Høg-Jæren wind farm is our first major wind power project. It is able to supply around 13,000 households with clean, renewable electric power.
Its opening, on September 10, 2011, marked an important milestone not just for Norsk Vindenergi, but also for large-scale wind power development in Southern Norway in general.
Good production performance
The wind farm consists of 32 windmills, resulting in total installed output of 73.6MW. The wind blows a lot at Jæren, which provides for very good production performance.
The Høg-Jæren Vindpark outputs about 230GWh, and this has resulted in the wind farm being awarded the industry award of “Årets vindkrigar” (wind warrior of the year) as the most energy efficient project in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The award is granted by Norwea, an industry association.
The wind farm has become a popular recreational area, used for a number of outdoor pursuits. Hikers and bicyclists enjoy the area all year round, and the terrain is used for cross-country skiing in the winter. Varhaug IL arranges its annual "Vindparkløpet” (wind farm run), in which athletes both young and old, as well as joggers, take part.
31. January 2020:
The turbine installation works are slowly but steadingly progressing and the half-way mark (35 installed turbines) was passed in the middle of January. 20 turbines at Eikeland-Steinsland are now completly installed, i.e. in total 38 completed turbines including Skinansfjellet wind farm.
The main cranes are expected to start installation at Gravdal wind farm in March and hopefully complete the last turbine in May.