Norway’s Hydropower Capacity

– Well, when it comes to the hydropower sector in Norway, we have installed about 30,000 megawatt of capacity It spreads all around the country in more than 600 power plants

They are ranging from the biggest, about 1250, down to around 5 megawatts, the small hydropower, and on average, 100-200 megawatts in a 100 megawatt plant that will normally supply about 20,000 households And the annual generation lasing run'll range about 225 terawatt-hours a year, but in our very wet years, like last year, we produced close to 140 terawatt-hours So, that's why we are 99% hydropower This also makes it dependent on the precipitation Wet years, you get a lot of electricity

– 140? – Terawatt hours – Terawatt hours? – Mm-hmm

– Why does Norway use so much hydro? – Well, electricity provides about 50% of the total energy mix in Norway We use electricity for heating – Okay – And that's because it was We had a big resource It was cheap It was clean, so – Right – Under the infrastructure, so it was kind of encouraged to use electricity for heating Our renewable energy provides more than 60% of the total energy consumption in Norway And that's compared with the 20% targets by 2020, we are quite well above that

– You're in good shape – We are in good shape; yeah

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