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possible to exchange almost 20 TWh per year between Norway and
neighbouring countries. A new interconnector between the Netherlands and
Norway was put into place at the end of 2007. Owners and organization in the electric power sector
The electric power supply sector is organised in various ways around
electricity generation, transmission and trading activities. Depending on
which activity is being pursued, the companies can be designated as
generating companies, network companies, power suppliers or vertically
integrated companies. In some cases, they are described collectively as
energy utilities. In addition, some companies are brokers or traders of
As of 2006, a total of 345 companies carried out one or several of
these activities. Of these, 84 companies have trading as their only activity,
47 are pure network companies, and 47 are engaged solely in generation.
The remaining 167 companies have two or several activities within
generation, trading and/or networks.
Table 1 shows companies’ ownership. 232 are wholly or partly
owned by local authorities, and 1...
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