The wind farm comprises 18 wind turbines with a total capacity of 38 MW. It is anticipated that the wind turbines will generate about 107 GWh every year, which is the equivalent of household electricity consumption for around 21,500 homes. Wind conditions in the area are good and the farm will provide a significant amount of renewable electricity to southern Sweden, which has the largest consumption in the country.

The Spanish manufacturer Gamesa has supplied the wind turbines. Höge Väg is Vattenfall's largest wind farm in the south of Sweden.

Högabjär-Kärsås is located about 15 kilometres east of Falkenberg. Nine turbines are erected at Högabjär and three at Kärsås. The wind farm consists of 3.2 MW Siemens turbines which look the same as those erected in the adjacent Hjuleberg farm. The land is rented from a number of private land owners.

The area is situated by Lake Blaiksjön in Sorsele municipality, where the Juktan power plant is already in operation. Most of Lake Blaiksjön and Blaiken village have been classified as areas of national interest for wind power by the Swedish Energy Agency. It is very windy in the area which is a prerequisite for setting up a wind farm here.

The fuel used is primarily wood pellets. A large water-filled underground rock cavity is used for heat storage.

In order to ensure that combustion is as efficient as possible and that emissions are as low as possible, the fuel is quality controlled through spot checks and visits to suppliers.

Craboverket primarily uses biofuels and recycled heat from nearby industries to produce district heating.

The biomass plant in Motala

Since 2006, the Motala plant has been able to reduce its emissions of carbon dioxide by 92% by replacing oil with renewable fuels. Vattenfall continuously strives to optimise the combustion process and improve environmental aspects.

The fuel used in Motala primarily consists of biomass sourced from several suppliers in close proximity to the plant. Test-sampling and inspections of the suppliers are performed to ensure that the fuel is of the right quality.


Midskog Hydro Power Station is the northernmost of Vattenfall’s facilities by the river Indalsälven. It was first commissioned in 1944 and it incorporates a Kaplan turbine with a head (drop) of 27 metres.

Construction of dam and power plant

The filling materials were transported by the largest fleet of trucks and lorries ever used in the construction of a power plant. In 1960, there were 150 trucks and 270 drivers, who worked in shifts in difficult financial circumstances. 60 mechanics were employed to maintain and service the machinery alone.

Messaure power plant was designed in a way that enabled the addition of a third unit. This third unit was built and installed between 1980 and 1983. Messaure is one of Vattenfall’s largest hydro power plants.  

Vattenfall has around twenty small wholly or partly owned hydro power plants in Sweden. The one that generates the most electricity is Långed power plant, which is situated on the Upperudsälv river in the village of Dals Långed in the municipality of Bengtsfors.