Norway

Norway

Operating Agent:   The Research Council of Norway (NFR), Norway

Executive Committee Member:   Jiri Muller, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway

Alternate Member:   Carsten F. Sørlie, Equinor ASA, Norway

Norway is a young nation when it comes to utilization of geothermal energy, currently there is no electrical production from geothermal resources with use dominated by the widespread deployment of heat pumps. Data from 2017 identifies about 900 MWth of geothermal heat pump capacity supplying 5.7 GJ per year of energy.

Norway also has a few geothermal installations that use lower temperature fluids circulated from wells drilled to less than 1500m to de-ice pavement areas at the Oslo Airport and at the National Police Emergency Center. There are preliminary plans for utilizing deep geothermal energy in a district heating scheme in in Ny Ålesund, a remote settlement in Artic Svalbard, replacing fossil fuels with geothermal energy.

The  “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.

2019 Norway Country Report

2018 Norway Country Report

2017 Norway Country Report

2016 Norway Country Report

2015 Norway Country Report

2014 Norway Country Report

2013 Norway Country Report

2012 Norway Country Report