All electricity production in the Narvik area comes from renewable energy = low CO2 footprint.
- Norway has a power production of close to 98 % from hydropower and wind power
- Thermal power consist of the last two percentages
- Norway is the world’s 6th largest hydropower producer and the largest hydropower producer in Europe
- Highest share of electricity made from renewable energy in Europe after Iceland
- Large investments within wind power and hydropower will increase the share of renewable energy even further
The Narvik region
- Total of ~945 MW installed capacity
- Peak consumption in Nordkraft Nett’s grid of ~103 MW (area within red borders)
- Installed capacity of ~500 MW
- Nordkraft is the operator of ~337 MW of wind- and hydropower plants
Within Nordkraft’s grid system there is a total of ~500 MW of renewable energy production and only a peak consumption of about 100 MW. Both south and north of Narvik there is the same situation with a large amount of installed renewable energy production (hydro=black, wind=green) and limited consumption. In other words, a perfect place for new power intensive industries.
Source: NVE Atlas