Distribution of electricity production in Norway 2018, by source

Almost all electricity produced in Norway comes from hydro power. The share of electricity generated from hydro power reached 95 percent in 2018, while the rest of the electricity came from thermal power and wind power. The electricity volume produced from hydro power in 2018 amounted to almost 140 terawatt-hours.

Hydro power plants in Norway

   How many hydro power plants are there in Norway? As of 2019, there were around 1.6 thousand hydro power stations, most of them were small or medium-small sized. The most common size was the medium-small plants with production capacity from one to ten megawatt hours, and the second most common was small sized plants, with capacity of up to one megawatt hour.

Energy companies in Norway

   There are several large energy companies in Norway, such as the fully state-owned Statkraft, the aluminum and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro, and Agder Energi, among others. The largest energy company in the country, in terms of revenues, is Norsk Hydro, with revenues of around 159 billion Norwegian kroner in 2018.

Distribution of electricity production in Norway in 2018, by source

Share of electricity production
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November 2019



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