To extend the life of the hydro power plant, Bergeforsen power plant has been upgraded and a new spillway channel has been built. Work on the new spillway channel started in June 2011 and was completed in autumn 2014.
Vattenfall is investing in all its dams to protect them more effectively against extreme weather conditions. This includes raising the dams, reinforcing their bases, increasing the size of their gates or, as is the case at Bergeforsen, building a new spillway channel. Not only will this make the plant more efficient and increase its capacity, it will also improve its environmental characteristics.
The power plant is jointly owned by Vattenfall (60%) and Uniper (40%).