The hydropower was earlier built to supply Meråker Smelteverk with clean renewable power. However, today almost all power are exported to other regions. Due to regulation on minimum flow in the rivers all year and transmissional losses on export power cable. Local use of electricity makes Kopperå very suitable and cost effective for hydrogen production. The hydrogen plant is planned to be built in Kopperå which is between Meråker Kraftverk and Tevla Kraftverk.