Reservoir levels in the south are at a 26-year low and the risk of power outages increases in winter.
– This is a serious situation, says Executive Vice President Anders Gaudestad at Acter Energy TN.
For the entire NO2 power area, which includes southeastern Norway, the fill level is now 45.5 percent. According to NVE, it has not been so low at this time of year since 1996.
Last week, the Center Party and KrF, among others, spoke in support Export suspension To ensure adequate water for the winter. Statnett last week estimated that winter electricity rations are at risk of between five and 20 percent.
– We are closely monitoring the power situation from day to day and I do not want to rule out that it may be appropriate to introduce measures. But it’s important that the choices we make are well thought out, Petroleum and Energy Minister Terje Ausland tells DN.
Possible measures, the minister says, are to impose temporary restrictions on power producers to remove their storage or introduce export restrictions. The Ministry allows a combination of these two activities.
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