Operating Agent: The Research Council of Norway (NFR), Norway
Executive Committee Member: Jiri Muller, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
Alternate Member: Astrid Lervik Mejdell, Statoil ASA New Energy, Norway
Norway is a young nation when it comes to utilization of geothermal energy, and there is currently no electrical production from geothermal resources which are dominated by the widespread deployment of heat pumps. Norway has no deep geothermal installations in operation, but there are preliminary plans for utilizing deep geothermal energy in a district heating system in mainland Norway, and to replace fossil fuels with geothermal energy in Ny Ålesund, a remote settlement in Artic Svalbard.
The newly established “Norwegian Centre for Geothermal Energy Research” (CGER) coordinates research and development for geothermal energy in Norway. The Centre’s mission is to facilitate the development of knowledge and technology to form a basis for commercial exploitation of geothermal energy in Norway and worldwide.