The project will not affect:

  • Protected areas or areas proposed to be protected.
  • Intervention-free natural areas (INON), which means that all planned facilities are located close to existing technical facilities.

The project is constructed without:

  • New suspended power lines
  • New regulation reservoirs 

Sauland I, i.e. the Hjartdøla section, utilises the regulation reservoirs that were established in connection with the development of Hjartdøla Power Plant in the 1950s