The energy system of the future will be different. Development is rapid, and collaboration will change as Norway is electrified, as new renewable production replaces fossil production and as new types of industrial consumption are connected to the system. In many cases, we will also be able to postpone or avoid grid investment by utilising flexibility and capacity among consumers, producers and grid owners.

The programme also attempts to achieve results in the following areas:

  • Quantify the environmental and climate impacts of our power line and substation projects, so this information can be used in Statnett’s decision-making processes.
  • Develop initiatives to reduce Statnett’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact.
  • Develop tools and methods that can be used to perform probability analyses on delivery reliability in meshed grids with stochastic production, linked to consumption and outages.
  • Develop comprehensive market models, including risk assessments and balancing markets in order to more accurately calculate the profitability of projects beyond 2020 and analyse different market designs.
  • Improve the way we explain complex issues to decision-makers/members of the public and communicate with society at large using new methods and tools.
  • Explore the opportunities afforded by system technologies to secure the cost-effective development of tomorrow’s power generation and transmission