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When the Røssåga watercourse was developed in the 1950s, parts of the river were left dry and overgrown. Now the water is back, and the salmon.

The Danish energy company Ørsted is in the midst of a major transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Statkraft is contributing to the turnaround by supplying wood chips to the energy giant's new biomass power plant in Skærbæk.

Paper, plastic and other forms of waste threatening to enter the water intake from a hydropower plant’s reservoir is a constant challenge and a constraint on plant operations. In Turkey, several tonnes of waste have been collected with the help of local schools – to everyone’s benefit.

Centralising project expertise will strengthen the implementation of construction projects in Statkraft. It is about delivering on quality, on time and on budget. Every single time.

Nedre Røssåga power plant underwent extensive modernisation. Now the licence terms are being revised. How will consideration for nature conservation and power generation be balanced, and what will it mean for Statkraft?

Increasingly smaller margins in trading of renewable energy mean that traders must be more effective. The Coding Day workshop brings together participants from different Statkraft units to find out what robots can contribute.

During his childhood, he liked to run faster than the other boys on the street. Now, the head of Fortum is more concerned with gaining market share than seconds. Recently, Pekka Lundmark took a bite of the Norwegian power market.

Did you know that hydropower supplies Norway with almost one hundred percent pure, renewable energy? Hydropower has provided us with electricity in our everyday lives for generations, all year round and through all kinds of weather.

In the future, renewable energy sources from hydro, wind and solar power will be even more important. The different abilities of hydro, wind and solar complement each other and makes them perfect partners.

With the Paris Agreement, Norway has committed to ”de-carbonize” the Norwegian society, which means in a long term to end the use of fossil energy overall. This task requires great effort from each country, but Norway has a better starting-point than many other countries.

Building a hydropower plant is an extensive and demanding process, and demolishing one is no laughing matter either.

Nedre Røssåga hydropower station was reopened in 2016 after extensive renovation and expansion. Learn more about this impressive construction project.

In Glomfjord, Statkraft cooperates with Marine Harvest on beneficial water reuse. First the water generates power, then it’s used to raise young salmon. Water reuse may prove vital for the future of hydropower.

Monsoon rains, vast quantities of snow and heavy melting all contribute to providing Khekh Ram with an extremely varied working day at the hydropower plant in the Himalayas.

By developing new business opportunities, Statkraft safeguarded the long-term prospects for the pumpedstorage power plant and 30 jobs in Erzhausen, Germany.

The residents of Luster are well aware that water creates ripples.

Albania's commitment in hydropower lays the foundation for future growth. But when as much as 10 per cent of the land area is affected by the development, it also affects many people.

The Ulla-Førre facilities make up Norway's largest power reserve. The development was one of the largest Norwegian construction projects ever. Get to know the facilities and its important role today and in the energy system of tomorrow.

At fifteen, Thorhild Widvey was the conductor of the children's and youth choir in her native village on Karmøy. Now, Statkraft's new chair aims to strengthen the company's voice in the green shift.

What will the world's energy systems look like in 2035? According to Statkraft's Low-emissions Scenario, electrification will speed up and the share of renewable energy will more than double in the global energy mix.

Being a hydropower municipality is profitable in more than one sense, something the residents of Suldal realised when the extreme weather Synne struck.

A multi-megawatt battery, with a capacity equivalent to two million iPhone 6 batteries, has been put into operation at the Dörverden run-of-river hydropower plant in Germany. With pure energy "in a can", renewable energy sources can take on new and important tasks.

How can drowning accidents be prevented in open hydropower reservoirs? One good way is simply to talk to the largest risk group: children.

Norway has one of the most secure power supplies in the world. Statnett's CEO Auke Lont is not worried that new technologies will upset the balance in the national grid. "We'll fix this," is his mantra.

How should Statkraft adapt to a changing world? Searching for the answer to that is what Andreas Alnes does every day.

Padma Devi and the snow removal team at the Allain Duhangan hydropower plant in India have a job that never ends. This suits them fine.

The rehabilitation of Nordic hydropower plants will ensure effective operation for the next 50 years. Anette Småbrekke manages the rehabilitation of the Lio hydropower plant from 1969.

It all began with the acquisition of rights to a single waterfall. One hundred and twenty years later, Statkraft can call itself an international company and Europe's largest producer of renewable energy. We are proud to tell the story of our 120-year-long journey.

The power produced by Statkraft's Khimti power plant has played a crucial role for Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015.

If building power plants had been a sports discipline, Offervann would have qualified as an extreme sport. Injury prevention has therefore been a top priority.

The sun is shining and the sea is calm around Sheringham Shoal wind farm. Thursday 10 September 2015 promises to be a good day for carrying out maintenance work on the wind turbines. However...

From timber to wood chips to district heating: Production of biomass has begun at Tofte in Norway, marking the first step towards a new renewable business for Statkraft.

He has his eye on the future. He believes the eagerness of consumers to find their own power supply solutions will affect the entire energy market.

Smart solutions and close cooperation have turned the Kargi power development project in Turkey into a success story.

The energy industry is undergoing a major and challenging transition. "Right now is a very exciting time to be leading Statkraft," says CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen.

In the village of Pay Pay in Peru, a small weaving workshop has improved the lives of the women who work there. With a little help from Statkraft.

The Glomfjord power plant stands like a monument to Norway's energy success story that began more than 100 years ago.

She is in the Prime Minister's inner circle and has ownership responsibility for nearly half of Norway's state-owned enterprises. And she has secured Statkraft NOK 10 billion in fresh equity.

On Friday 22 August 2014, Lake Nedre Demmevatn was where it always had been. Three days later, all the water – two billion litres – was gone.

A construction worker looks with uncertainty for the safety equipment he left behind before he climbed the scaffolding. Meanwhile, a load of sheathing is lifted up over the heads of working colleagues without double protection in place.

The Pacific never gets closer to Peru’s Andes Mountains than in the La Libertad region. Here, the endangered condor flies high above the power plant named after the small, blind cockerel Gallito Ciego.

“The power market has never been more volatile,” says Mikael Lundin, without any room for misinterpretation. As CEO of Nord Pool Spot, Europe’s leading power exchange, he knows what he is talking about.

Per Sanderud, director general of the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), has a clear message: “We need a completely different extreme weather preparedness now than in the past.”

What happens when heavy construction machinery, tourist coaches and personal cars have to share the same narrow roads in the Norwegian mountains?

At the foot of the Andes mountains, 1660 metres above sea level, 900 construction workers are building Statkraft's first hydropower plant in Peru.

The Nore 1 hydropower station dominates the landscape with its tower, spire and arches. The plant from 1928 is still an important power producer – and a rather ordinary workplace.

Where will the next big flood in Norway be? What if the Himalayan glaciers melt? Is building hydropower plants in Turkey profitable? These are some of the questions R&D programme manager Uta Gjertsen is trying to answer.

Despite the power surplus in the Nordic region, Statkraft is reinvesting NOK 12 billion upgrading the Nordic power plants. This seemingly strange investment plan has its reasons.

Hilde Bakken has headed Statkraft’s new business area, Power Generation, since 1 February 2013. Early on, she said there would be changes. A brand new management team is now in place.

Statkraft’s new power plant is emerging in the white wilderness.

The harbour in Mo i Rana in Northern Norway is ice-free during winter, thanks to two pipes that blow air through tiny holes and create bubbles in the water.

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