Fortum has approximately 100,000 Norwegian electricity customers, from Lindesnes in the south to Kirkenes in the north, making us one of the leading electricity suppliers in the country. Fortum sells approximately 1.5 TWh of electricity in Norway each year, an average of 15,000 kWh per customer. Fortum’s Norwegian electricity customers consist of households and businesses.
As of January 2016, there were approximately 70,000 electric vehicles registered in Norway, which means that the country has the highest number of electric cars per capita in the world. Fortum Charge & Drive is one of the leading operators of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Norway, and our charging network has more than 320 chargers in Norway, as of December 2015.
In late 2015 Fortum was awarded grants from Enova, a Norwegian governmental enterprise responsible for the promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy, for the construction of charging stations every 50 kilometres along six of the main national transport corridors in Norway. This project will bring convenience to electric vehicle transportation between the cities of Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger and Kristiansand. It will also result in 77 new fast chargers being added to our network in Norway - in addition to the several other charging stations that we plan open in Norway during the year.
The Norwegian headquarters are located in the city of Sarpsborg, a one-hour drive south of Oslo. Fortum currently employs 40 people in Norway.
Fortum also owns an approximately 34 per cent share of the Norwegian energy company Hafslund ASA.
Norway-related press releases/news on Fortum.com during 2014 and 2015: