In the operational phase, it is expected that Sauland Power Plant will provide annual national goods and service deliveries worth up to NOK 13 million, of which NOK 9 million will be for Telemark county, mainly in the Hjartdal region. Sauland Power Plant will provide two to three new jobs and will give increased monthly revenue for Hjartdal municipality in the form of property taxes, natural resource taxes and licence power and taxes. This tax revenue will give a significant boost to the municipal economy.