About the Norwegian energy sector

Central government responsibilities

The combination of considerable public ownership and a diversity of stakeholders is a distinctive feature of the Norwegian energy sector. The Storting (Norwegian parliament) determines the political framework for energy and water resources management in Norway. The Government has the executive authority, and implements policy through various ministries.

Ownership in the electricity sector

Norwegian municipalities and counties have large investments in the power sector. Together with central authorities, they own about 90 % of Norway’s electricity production capacity.


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