Innovation has been at the core of our company since its early beginnings in the late 1800s. Ever since the bold feats of engineering back in our hydropower pioneering days, our mission has been to lead the shift to renewable energy.
Through research, analysis, development and exploration of new business models, we are accelerating the transition to a green energy society.Learn more about our approach to innovation
What we're working on
Our portfolio is carefully composed to ensure a balance between short term initiatives aimed at improving existing core business and long-term activities designed to explore new business models.Read more about some of our initiatives here
A foundation of knowledge
As the energy markets are changing at record pace and technological breakthroughs are transforming how we produce and consume energy, our understanding of technologies and trends is increasingly important.Find out more
Collaboration is key to our innovation. That's why partnerships with universities, research institutes, start-ups and relevant industries is fundamental in our approach to innovation.Read more about how we work with partners
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Statkraft Ventures – an innovation tool
In 2015, Statkraft established the company Statkraft Ventures which partners with dynamic start-ups that are disrupting energy markets and technologies. The company is an innovation and growth tool with focus on business models in and around distributed energy, energy management and trading. By investing venture capital, we support up-and-coming companies to explore disruptive technologies beyond our core business.
At Statkraft, we know that our people are the most important sources of ideas that take us one step closer to an energy world based on renewables. If you want to work in a culture that encourages bold and innovative thinking, visit our careers section.
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R&D programme: Major effort to save European eels
The eel is an enigmatic, mythical and endangered fish. In Sweden, Statkraft and other hydropower companies are participating in a research and development programme to help the eel survive. The...
Hydropower: Flood control
Climate change leads to more extreme weather with large amounts of precipitation over a short period. Sudden floods can cause major damage, but hydropower reservoirs can play an important role in...
Hydrogen: A new market on its way
When the industry sector needs to go green, hydrogen will be a preferred alternative to fossil fuels. In transportation, battery power works fine for passenger electric cars, but when ships and trucks...
Renewable: First test of floating solar power
Calm reservoirs in sunny southern regions. Why not double the benefits and use the hydropower reservoirs to produce solar power too? For the first time, Statkraft is testing floating solar power at a...
Biofuels: Using the forest to fill the tank
Residual waste from forest operations can become a sustainable raw material for large-scale production of advanced, second-generation biofuels. The aim is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas...
Renewable: Balancing with batteries
Solar cells generate power when the sun shines, and wind turbines when the wind blows, but not necessarily when the need for energy is greatest. Can batteries store renewable energy "in a can" – for...
Machine learning: Teaching power plants to speak
The hydropower plants in Norway are getting on in years. This means costly maintenance and large reinvestments. What if the power plants could tell us what they needed and when?
Renewables: Green take-off
By 2040 we will all be able to fly with a clear conscience. The low-emissions society is developing faster than we can fully grasp according to Christian Rynning-Tønnesen, CEO of Statkraft.