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
In 2016 there were 422 * people living within in the Porjus boundries.
Vattenfall is one of the village employer, but there are also many other entreprenors
and tourism is growing. There is a hotell, several apartments, airbnb,
a kiosk, grill and automated petrol pumps, 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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