Energy Norway is a non-profit industry organization representing about 270 companies involved in the production, distribution and trading of electricity in Norway.
Energy Norway's members each year produce nearly 130 TWh, which is some 99 per cent of all power production in Norway. Our members have approximately 2.5 million grid customers, which is about 91 per cent of Norway`s grid customers. The members of Energy Norway have some 15 000 employees, and had a gross turnover to end-users in 2009 of 75-80 billion Norwegian kroner.
Norway is a major energy nation in Europe based on a completely unique set of resources: hydropower, petroleum and new renewable energy sources such as windpower and biomass. Norway has only one per cent of Europe’s population, but 20 per cent of the hydropower resources, 40 per cent of the gas resources and 60 per cent of the oil resources.
The energy resources have been the basis for a wide-ranging business environment, which apart from the energy companies comprises the supply industry, power intensive industry, R&D, the finance industry and consultancy.
The industry is undergoing changes and the energy companies are looking at new areas of investment such as the further development of contractor operations, broadband, security systems and telecommunications. Few other industries have such a wide range of activities spread across the entire country as the power sector.
This underlines the industry’s important role as an industrial motor – locally, regionally and nationwide.