Power in the Fjords

2005 Dec 14

When it comes to energy, Norway has long been regarded as one of Europe’s most self-sufficient nations. Besides an abundance of water and hydropower plants, it also has substantial resources in North Sea oil and gas. Yet, surprisingly, the country still imports large amounts of electricity each year – a situation that is soon about to change.

Norway is rapidly building new hydropower stations in a determined effort to reduce its dependency on imported electricity.

The country still has to import about 10 per cent of its electricity each year, despite its access to vast energy resources. However, a plan to become more self-sufficient by expanding its own hydropower network is well under way.

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