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Seminar: The Norwegian Energy Market

The Bergen Energy Lab arranged a free half-day seminar about the Norwegian energy market.

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The Bergen Energy Lab arranged a free half-day seminar on the 5th of April 2017 at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen, with four speakers giving talks related to the Norwegian energy market.

The presentations can be accessed by clicking the names of the speakers, and you can also see video of the seminar here!

The first talk was held by Endre Bjørndal, who is an associate professor at the Department of Business and Management Science at NHH. In his presentation about regulation of electricity networks and implications for integration of distributed generation, he talked about the Norwegian electricity market and how economical models underlie the estimation of electricity prices.

The next speaker also represented an economic perspective on the topic. Ørjan Mydland is pursuing a PhD at NHH, and he gave a presentation about his research on economies of scope and scale in the electricity industry. Investigating data from Norwegian companies, analyses suggest significant cost increases for most companies when separating electricity generation and distribution.

After a coffee break, Marte Wigen Nilsson from Multiconsult gave a talk about experiences with photovoltaic solar panels in the Bergen area. She presented data on power produced from three different projects on Marineholmen (DNV), at Håkonsvern (FLO) and in Os (Oseana). With significant local variations, Marte demonstrated the need for geophysical data when estimating photovoltaic potential.

The last speaker was Per R. Sandberg from Statoil, who joined the seminar through Skype. He participated in leading the Norwegian expert committee on green competitiveness until the fall of 2016. The commission had the goal of suggesting how Norway can meet its climate goals in the future. He presented some of the conclusions from this work, along with how Norwegian industries ought to reduce emissions. (The executive summary of the report can be found here)