How to connect to the powergrid

Whenever increased power exchange will affect the transmission grid, the connection must be cleared both with Statnett and with the local grid operator to which the facility is to be connected. When you connect to a local grid operator, it is the grid operator who makes this clarification with Statnett on your behalf as the end customer.

Always contact your local grid operator for initial guidance. Here is a link to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate’s (NVE) atlas. The site is in Norwegian only, but you can find your grid operator on the map by filtering under nettanlegg (“grid facilities”) and områdekonsesjonærer (“area licensees”) in the column on the left.

In the vast majority of cases, new grid customers will be connected via a local or regional grid operator. It will probably only be relevant to perform an assessment when connecting major power exchanges (from the order of 300 MW and upwards) to the transmission grid.

Here, we provide an overview of the various steps in the process, both for local grid operators and for our direct customers. Please be aware that the forms for request for capacity only are available i Norwegian. All requests will thus be answered in Norwegian only.


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