Just in time: Report on the future of Norwegian electricity grids
On June 14, 2022, a public committee that assessed the development of the power grid presented the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy their Official Report “Grid on time” – on the development of the power grid (NOU 2022: 6). The proposed measures could collectively contribute to a significant boost to the grid development in Norway, by reducing the overall lead time for grid facilities, better utilization of the network, and improve the connection process.
The Norwegian government re-opens licensing process for onshore wind
The processing of license applications for wind power onshore in Norway has been at a standstill since April 2019. On Friday April 8th the Norwegian government published a white paper and a letter to The Norwegian Water and Energy Directorate (NVE) stating that they are re-opening the process of license applications for onshore wind power in cases where this is requested by the host municipalities.
Important update on the development of offshore wind from the Norwegian government
The Norwegian government issued an update related to its offshore wind strategy on February 9th, 2022. The strategy aims to support the further development of offshore wind in Norway, whilst the controversial hybrid cables are postponed.