Hydropower in Norway

Installed capacity1.52GW

Production585ktoe per year

Norway possesses Western Europe’s largest hydro resources, both in terms of current installed capacity and of economically feasible potential. Hydro generation provides virtually all of Norway’s electric power.

According to HDWA, more than fifty (mostly quite small) hydro plants were under construction in Norway. The economically exploitable capability applicable to small-scale hydro schemes was reported by HDWA to be 22.1 TWh/yr. Installed capacity of small hydro plants was stated to be 1 521 MW, with an average annual output capability of 6.8 TWh. Some 326 were planned, with an installed capacity totalling 1 021 MW and annual output averaging 3 663 GWh.