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 approximatily 1,5 TWh of electricity in Norway each year, an average of 15 000 kWh per customer. Fortum’s Norwegian electricity customers consists of both households and businesses.
As of January 2017, there were more than 100 000 fully electric vehicles registered in Norway, which means that the country has the highest per capita amount of electric cars in the world. You will certainly encounter several electric cars if you go for a drive on Norwegian roads. Fortum Charge & Drive is one of the leading operators of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Norway, and our charging network has more than 900 chargers in Norway, as of February 2017.
Fortum has on several occasions been awarded grants from Enova, a Norwegian governmental enterprise responsible for promotion of environmentally friendly production and consumption of energy, for construction of charging stations every 50 kilometers along important transport corridors in Norway. This projects has enabled easy transport for electric vehicles on the main roads between the cities of Oslo, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Bodø, as well as on several smaller, regional roads.
In Northern Norway, Fortum owns Nygårdsfjellet wind farm which has an installed capacity of 32 MW. Fortum has currently started the construction of Ånstadblåheia windfarm and is preparing for the construction of Sørfjord wind farm, which are expected to be commissioned in 2018 and 2019. When built, the installed capacity of the three wind farms will total approximately 170 MW.
In 2015, Fortum added solar panel packages for home use to their portfolio in Norway. This has garnered great interest from the public, in a country that has a substantially lower market share of solar panel installations than it’s neighbouring countries of Sweden and Denmark. The Norwegian market for solar panels is therefore expected to grow in the coming years.
Fortum’s Norwegian headquarters are located in the city of Sarpsborg, one hour’s drive south of Oslo. Fortum currently employs 50 people in Norway. Fortum also owns approximately 34 percent share of Norwegian energy company Hafslund ASA.