The need for flexibility in electricity demand is increasing. Electric hot water boilers can provide the necessary flexibility but changes in ecodesign regulation may outlaw some common types. We have estimated the value of the flexibility that might be lost for consumers, DSOs and TSOs.
Through synergies with the oil and gas and maritime industries, Norwegian suppliers are well placed to capture large order volumes in the growing global offshore wind market. We estimate that a turnover of up to EUR 12.9bn. per year could be realised by 2050.
Norway has substantial offshore wind resources. How can these be best used? The question is closely linked to how we develop an offshore grid. In work to support the development of the energy resources white paper, we have assessed offshore grid costs, including technology options and different grid configurations.
The focus on sustainability is greater than ever and is influencing the power retail market. In the 2nd edition of the Electricity Market Report, we map how Norway’s electricity retailers communicate and deliver sustainability. The report also contains updated anlysis of market, price and structural changes, and much more.
The planned data centre at Jæren could be one of the world’s most energy efficient. The centre’s location, the technology used and the use of surplus heat in other businesses could all lower the centre’s carbon footprint. The project can contribute to innovation on a national level while also boosting regional growth.
The European Commission has called for a 25-fold expansion in the EU’s offshore wind capacity, reaching 300 GW in 2050 and implying the use of hybrid projects combining generation and interconnection. Power market design will need to adapt to meet these ambitions. The Commission asked THEMA to help identify the appropriate arrangements.