Norway Power Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Norway Power Market is segmented by Power Generation (Thermal, Hydropower, and Renewables) and Power Transmission and Distribution. The report offers the market size and forecasts for electricity generation capacity (MW).

Norway Power Market Size

Norway Power Market Summary
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Study Period 2019-2027
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR > 2.00 %
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Norway Power Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Norway Power Market Analysis

The Norwegian power market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 2% during the forecast period.

The Norway power market was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to regional lockdowns and decreased power demand. However, the market rebounded in 2022.

Over the medium term, factors like a rising population, and the development of power generation systems, are spurred by increasing demand for electricity in the country. The phasing out of coal-based power plants in the country, which had a major effect on demand for power plants, continues to promote the use of renewable power sources. However, stringent government regulations and project delays are expected to hinder the growth of the market studied during the forecast period.

The rapidly increasing generation capacity, mostly from hydropower, is expected to increase grid connectivity. This, in turn, is expected to provide significant opportunities for the power sector in the country in the future.

Norway Power Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Norway Power Market according to our research experts:

Hydropower Is Expected to Dominate the Market

Hydropower accounts for most of the Norwegian power generation. As of 2021, Norway has around 1660 hydropower plants, which account for 34813 MW of total installed capacity.

So much of Norway's electricity can be generated from hydropower due to the natural advantage of its topography, with abundant steep valleys and rivers. Norway has more than 1000 hydropower storage reservoirs with a total capacity of more than 865 TWh. The 30 largest reservoirs provide about half the storage capacity. Total reservoir capacity corresponds to 70% of annual Norwegian electricity consumption. Norway's largest reservoir, Blåsjø, has a capacity of 7.8 TWh.

Due to the geographic factors and hydro potential, the hydropower sector is expected to continue its dominance in the market studied during the forecast period.

Norway Power Market - Hydropower Installed Capacity in MW, Norway, 2015-2021

Renewable Potential is Expected to Drive the Market

In Norway, most of the electricity production comes from renewable energy sources. Hydropower is the source of most of the electricity generation in the country. Wind and solar energy also contribute to Norwegian electricity production.

The European Union has committed to increasing the share of renewable energy from 16% to 27% by 2030. Together with the wind, solar energy will account for most of the replacement of fossil fuels. Norway is closely linked to the European energy market.

Production and consumption of energy from renewable sources have been steadily increasing. As of 2021, the generation of renewable in Norway was 154 TWh. There are considerable potential and growth in renewable power generation, and the government expects the total share of renewable power generation to rise in the coming years.

Wind energy has the greatest potential for exploitation in Norway. Wind power accounted for only a relatively modest share of production capacity but dominated investments and held an installed capacity of 4650 MW in 2021. Factors like cheaper energy storage, reduced cost, smart grids, and digitalization drive solar power production. Norway is in the development stage of solar power production. The installed capacity reached 225 MW in 2021.

Hence, a large renewable energy potential, declining costs of renewable energy technologies, and upcoming projects are expected to drive the market studied during the forecast period.

Norway Power Market - Wind and Solar Energy Installed Capacity in MW, Norway, 2015-2021

Norway Power Industry Overview

The Norwegian power market is consolidated. Some of the key players in this market are (in no particular order) Statkraft AS, Agder Energi SA, Energi Teknikk AS, Rainpower Holding AS, and SN Power AS.

Norway Power Market Leaders

  1. Statkraft AS

  2. Agder Energi SA

  3. Energi Teknikk AS

  4. Rainpower Holding AS

  5. SN Power AS

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Norway Power Market Concentration

Norway Power Market News

In June 2022, Statkraft commissioned two new small hydropower plants in Norway, located on opposite sides of the Hardanger mountain plateau. The Vesle Kjela and Storlia plants will produce enough electricity to power around 4,000 Norwegian households annually.

Norway Power Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Scope of the Study

    2. 1.2 Market Definition

    3. 1.3 Study Assumptions




    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Installed Power Generating Capacity and Forecast in GW, till 2027

    3. 4.3 Recent Trends and Developments

    4. 4.4 Government Policies and Regulations

    5. 4.5 Market Dynamics

      1. 4.5.1 Drivers

      2. 4.5.2 Restraints

    6. 4.6 Supply Chain Analysis

    7. 4.7 PESTLE Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Power Generation

      1. 5.1.1 Thermal

      2. 5.1.2 Hydropower

      3. 5.1.3 Renewables

    2. 5.2 By Power Transmission and Distribution


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Statkraft AS

      2. 6.3.2 Agder Energi SA

      3. 6.3.3 Energi Teknikk AS

      4. 6.3.4 Rainpower Holding AS

      5. 6.3.5 SN Power AS

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

Norway Power Industry Segmentation

The generation of electricity through various sources like fossil fuels, renewable energies, nuclear energy, etc., and the transmission and distribution of electricity to the end user is considered the power market. 

The market is segmented by sector into power generation (thermal, hydropower, and nuclear) and transmission and distribution. The market sizing and forecasts have been done based on electricity generation capacity (MW).

By Power Generation

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Norway Power Market Research FAQs

The Norway Power Market is projected to register a CAGR of greater than 2% during the forecast period (2023-2027).

Statkraft AS, Agder Energi SA, Energi Teknikk AS, Rainpower Holding AS and SN Power AS are the major companies operating in the Norway Power Market.

Norway Power Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Norway Power market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Norway Power analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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