Welcome to IEA Wind Member Country Activities for Norway 2011
In 2011, the new capacity installed was 85.1 MW. However, about 8.6 MW of capacity were also taken out of production or downgraded, resulting in a net capacity installed in 2011 of 76.5 MW. Total production of wind power was 1,308 GWh compared to 906 GWh last year. The calculated wind index for 2011 was at 113%, resulting in an average capacity factor at 31.3% for the wind power plants in normal operation. Wind generation constitutes 1% of the total electric production in the country. Electric energy in Norway is generated using a very high share of renewable energy. The dominant energy resource is hydropower, but there is also a keen interest in wind power as a commercial source of energy. Most of the remaining economical renewable resources are wind power, but there is also a potential for about 30 TWh of hydropower, mostly small-scale hydropower.