Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for Norway

In 2013, 97.5 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in Norway. Total installed capacity was 811 MW at the end of the year and production of wind power in 2013 was 1,898 GWh, compared to 1,569 GWh in 2012. The calculated wind index for Norwegian wind parks in 2013 was 100%, corresponding to a production index of 101%. The average capacity factor for Norwegian wind parks in normal operation was 29.2%.Wind generation amounted to 1.4% of the total electric production in the country.

Electric energy in Norway is generated using a very high share of renewable energy. The primary source of electricity is hydropower, which in 2013 stood for approximately 96% of the country’s electricity production. In recent years there has also been a keen interest in wind power as a commercial source of energy. Norway boasts some of the best wind resources in Europe and the combination of technological advances and renewable energy support schemes mean that these resources will likely be tapped in the form of large amounts of new wind power installations in the coming years.