Read more about how Statnett meets current and future challenges. By building a new main grid, in a targeted and efficient manner. By developing robust and sustainable solutions for our electric future.
“The future is electric,” says President and CEO of Statnett Auke Lont. Together with four leading experts in climate, energy, digitalisation and demographic trends, Lont brings our electric future into focus, both in the form of drivers and solutions.
Electricity is one of the most important infrastructures in Norway today. It will not become less important in the years ahead.
The UN’s new climate report summarises all our current knowledge about climate change. Researchers are now 95 per cent sure that global warming is caused by human activity.
Senior researcher Malcolm Keay at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies is convinced that electricity will play a key part in Europe’s climate solutions in the future.
We are becoming more urban. An increasing number of people prefer to live in urban areas. This drives changes in housing construction, infrastructure and the power grid. But what is the reason for the urbanisation trend, and what will happen in the future?
Smart Grid is all about developing a cost-efficient power system which can handle current and future challenges. New technology and new solutions are key aspects of the power system of the future.
Statnett has ambitious targets for its Lean Line R&D project. This means thinking outside the box.
Climate targets and a projected increase in prosperity and population growth force Statnett to think afresh.
In the years ahead, more and more people will move to the Oslo region. This means that the Greater Oslo power grid must be upgraded.
Europe is heading towards a common power market. On 4 February 2014, a new milestone was passed when the power markets in the Nordic region, the UK and on the Continent were connected through one common power price calculation model. Over time, the result will be more efficient energy markets and better utilisation of society's resources.
Stormy weather and new records. Many major and minor incidents affected the power grid in 2013. Here you can readmore about some of them.
The new 420 kV power line between Sima and Samnanger will provide a more reliable power supply to the Bergen area. With a new power line in place, the whole region can be sure that their lights will switch on every time.
Statnett’s new head office in Nydalen in Oslo is Norway’s largest passive house with a Green A energy rating. Statnett employees are very pleased with their new, environmentally-friendly office.
The power grid must be upgraded and developed further, both in Norway and between Norway and our neighbours. To learn more watch the film about out projects.
The Skogfoss-Varangerbotn power line in Finnmark County has not only improved the main grid in Northern Norway. It may also provide Statnett with valuable expertise.
Statnett is making good progress with the construction of the new 420 kV power line between Ørskog and Sogndal, which will ensure a reliable supply of electricity to central Norway. The construction is an international enterprise involving pylon installers from near and afar.
Cardiac arrest, stroke and injuries can happen any time, anywhere. Consequently, Statnett has decided that all employees must attend first-aid courses.
Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have collaborated on supplying electricity to the Nordic region since the beginning of the 1960s. Now a similar collaboration will be established between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, which will make the most of the differences in the countries’ power systems.
Statnett has been given the go-ahead for the construction of a new power line between Ofoten and Balsfjord in the North of Norway. At the same time, 100 kilometres of power lines will be demolished.
Statnett does everything possible to ensure that the power supply is not affected by lightning.
How much electricity is being used in Norway right now? How much water do we have in our reservoirs and what is the current price of electricity?
Did you know that the ground below the power lines is teeming with life?