Offshore wind - time line
In June 2020, the Solberg government opened two offshore areas for renewable energy production; Utsira Nord and Sørlige Nordsjø II in June 2021, the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy undertook a public consultation allowing for comment on the Offshore Energy Act and the Offshore Energy Regulations. The consultation also included a draft of the offshore energy guidance note. The Ministry is currently assessing the consultation comments.
The History of Norwegian Hydropower in 5 Minutes
Modern Norway was built and industrialised when we started to utilize rivers and waterfalls to produce electricity. Hydropower is still the backbone of the Norwegian power system, and will remain so in the foreseeable future.
The Energy Administration in Norway
The Norwegian Storting (parliament) determines the political framework for energy and water resources management in Norway. The Government has the executive authority through its various ministries.