Norway's large share of renewable energy has impressed movie star, governor and climate activist Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The first kilowatt hour from the offshore wind farm at Sheringham Shoal has been delivered to the UK grid. The wind farm will be completed next year.
”The development and utilisation of electricity from renewable sources are one of the most important measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ” says Statkraft CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen. He is one of the participants at the ZERO11 climate conference today.
The expansion of the Theun Hinboun Power Plant in Lao PDR is close to completion. The dam is almost finished and the two new powerhouses are awaiting completion of their units. In addition, a new Operation and Maintenance Agreement (OMA) is established with Statkraft which will manage the production of the new power plants-- close to 3 TWh yearly.
The Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Business and Industry recently visited the Statkraft and Statoil offshore wind farm off the coast of Britain, and they were very impressed with Statkraft’s first investment in offshore wind power.
CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen participated in the international high level conference on financing access to energy for the poor in developing countries, Energy for all in Oslo October 10 and 11.
Statkrafts’s hydropower plant in Turkey, Çakıt, is Turkey’s first hydropower plant holding Socialcarbon certification, and also one of the first hydropower plants in the world to receive this certification.
To contribute to the preservation of the eel population, Statkraft helped move 400 eels downstream in Lagan river last week. The move itself took place using a tanker from Tiraholm to Laholm.
Recently, the 2011 Universum Graduate Survey announced the results of its annual survey, ranking Norwegian businesses on the basis of where graduates would most like to work. Statkraft is in seventh place on the list of the most popular employers among engineers and number 30 among economy students.
Statkraft Varme has been granted a licence for construction of a district heating plant in Narvik. Earlier this summer, Statkraft Varme and Nordkraft an agreement to establish a joint venture to build, operate and own a district heating plant in Narvik.
Ship on Rally car suspension could help solve challenge to access offshore wind turbines and save costs.
On Wednesday 21 September, the exhibition "Edvard Munch – The modern eye" opens in the Pompidou centre in Paris, with Statkraft as the proud sponsor.
It is impossible to develop new power projects without impacting their surroundings. This makes it important to have good standards to ensure that e development of new projects is as responsible as possible.
Rio de Janeiro/Oslo 15.08 2011 – SN Power has entered into an agreement to acquire a major shareholding in the Brazilian renewable power company Desenvix. The acquisition marks the largest transaction SN Power has undertaken to date, and together with the recently acquired Enerpar energy trading company, positions SN Power in the fast growing Brazilian energy market - a target market for SN Power.
Yesterday, Dr. Philipp Rösler, German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, visited Statkraft. Rösler and his delegation was especially interested in Norway’s potential role as a provider of flexibile power generation to support Germany’s growth in wind- and solar power generation.
SN Power announced today that two more of their hydropower plants has been registered as Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The first turbine has been successfully installed and commissioned at the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, and on 2nd August started producing electricity to the UK grid.
Torger Lien has been appointed new CEO in SN Power. Lien comes from the position as CEO in Fred. Olsen Renewables AS.
Statkraft Energi AS is given violation charges of in total NOK 400,000 from Nord Pool Spot AS and NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA for breach of the Market Conduct Rules related to erroneous Elspot nominations and financial trades on October 27, 2010.
The sun shone from a clear blue sky, and the icy wind from the Baltic Sea got the wind energy generators running as Statkraft and Södra inaugurated their first joint wind farm in Sweden.