The goal of limiting climate change will affect all parts of the energy system. More than half of Norway’s energy consumption currently comes from fossil fuels. Key measures to replace this will be electrification, energy efficiency and the construction of more renewable power generation. The power grid is therefore a necessary part of the climate solution. At the same time, Statnett’s own business has a climate and environmental footprint, which we also want to minimise.
The power and energy system of the future will have much more intermittent renewable power generation, especially wind power – both onshore and offshore. Norway will also be more closely connected to Europe, and we will see the electrification of the transport sector, heating and industrial processes. In addition, Norway will probably have more and new types of industry, such as data centres and hydrogen production. Parallel to this, consumers, often located in the distribution grid, will increasingly contribute flexibility to ensure balance in the power system.
The programme aims to facilitate the fully electric and renewable energy system of the future and promote:
- a forward-looking and efficient power system
- emission reductions and conservation of biodiversity
- smart grid development
- integrated solutions in the power system