Statkraft and Elkem sign new competitive long-term power agreement in mid-Norway
Elkem and Statkraft have signed a new long-term power agreement which secures additional competitive access to power for Elkem’s plant in Bremanger. The new contract covers a capacity of 20-40 MW for a duration of ten years.
Elkem is already well-positioned with long-term power contracts in Norway, having secured more than 80 per cent of its electricity supply in the country at competitive rates. The new contract secures additional predictability for a total of 3 TWh in the period 2024-2033, supporting continued long-term operations and enabling new investments at the plant.
Elkem has most of its Norwegian production plants located in the middle and north of the country, where prices remain lower than in the south. Norway’s electricity generation is more than 90 per cent based on renewable hydropower.
“Access to competitive long-term agreements for power is critical for the competitiveness of existing and new investments in Norwegian industry, which is based on the country’s unique hydropower resources. They also support continued investments in our Norwegian plants, including efforts to deliver on our climate roadmap towards net zero by 2050. This new agreement with Statkraft enables us to continue supplying critical materials for the green transition to our customers in Europe and elsewhere in the world,” says Elkem’s CEO, Helge Aasen.
“Supplying electricity to power-intensive industries in Norway is a main task for Statkraft, and we’re happy to extend our long-standing relationship with Elkem by securing this additional long-term power agreement for Elkem Bremanger. This agreement with Elkem is the second large power agreement we have done with large industrials in Norway so far this year, and we expect more agreements to be signed at competitive terms in the coming months, says EVP Markets in Statkraft, Hallvard Granheim.
For further information, please contact:
Lars Magnus Günther, press spokesperson, Statkraft AS
Fredrik Norman, VP Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Elkem ASA
Mob: +47 91866567
Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 5,000 employees in 20 countries. www.statkraft.com
Elkem is one of the world's leading providers of advanced silicon-based materials shaping a better and more sustainable future. The company develops silicones, silicon products and carbon solutions by combining natural raw materials, renewable energy and human ingenuity. Elkem helps its customers create and improve essential innovations like electric mobility, digital communications, health and personal care as well as smarter and more sustainable cities. With a strong track record since 1904, its global team of more than 7,300 people has a joint commitment to stakeholders: Delivering your potential. In 2022, Elkem obtained a Platinum score from EcoVadis, which rated the company among the world's top 1% on sustainability transparency, and the company achieved an operating income of NOK 45.9 billion. Elkem is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: ELK). www.elkem.com