Porjus – Introduction to village


Porjus is one of the countries most interesting villages with a history of water power.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910 saw the beginning of the Porjus project. A truly gigantic project. One of the worlds

biggest power stations would be built with transportation of all needed materials being

carried 50 kms by man power!

1914 saw the first generator in operation. Today the power station can produce 1260 GWh

per year which places Porjus in third place of all Vattenfalls power stations in Sweden.

The history of Porjus is extremely well documented by Porjus archive committee

and Vattenfall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2016 there were 422 * people living within in the Porjus boundries.

Vattenfall is the village largest employer but there are also many entreprenor

and now tourism also grows.

The kiosk, grill and automated petrol pumps are open all year round.


Reindeer are also a natural part of Porjus and several Sámi companies

are represented in Porjus.


* 31 dec. 2015 SCB Statistics Sweden. 

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