Lista Wind Farm is the first wind farm project FOR has constructed in Norway. It consists of 31 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbine generators (WTG) with a hub height of 80m and a rotor diameter of 93 metres. The site’s total nameplate capacity is 71.3 MW.
The wind farm is located in the hills north of the Lista peninsula, five kilometres from Vanse, which is the nearest village. Power is delivered to the local 110kV grid, which passes through the wind farm area. The local grid is owned by Agder Energi Nett.
The first turbines were delivered and assembled in the summer of 2012 and all turbines were handed over by December 2012.
The turbines are maintained by locally employed FOR staff. Each turbine is monitored 24 hours a day seven days a week and any maintenance are carried out by specially trained and qualified technicians. As well as maintaining the turbines, the local team are responsible for maintenance and service of all equipment on site, High Voltage area, buildings, vehicles, etc.
The power is sold through the power market Nordpool. Lista is able to provide electricity generation equivalent to the consumption of 11,000 homes on an annual average basis.