In addition to hydropower norway has wind power

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Unformatted text preview: is responsible for allocating capacity. Norwegian electrical power system Norway has the world's largest per capita hydropower production, and is the sixth largest hydropower producer in the world. In a year with normal precipitation, hydropower generation is around 120 TWh, corresponding to approximately 99% of Norway's total electric power production. In addition to hydropower, Norway has wind power stations, thermal power plants, and is constructing gas-fired power plants. Total generation from the Norwegian electricity system in a normal year is now calculated to be about 121 TWh.19 The largest hydropower development projects were carried out between 1970 and 1985, when installed capacity increased by 10,730 MWh, or an average of 4.1% per year. Towards the end of the 1980s, Norway’s rate of hydropower development declined. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the addition of new production capacity has been consistently low. Capacity increased by 800 MWh from 1993 to 2005. The increase in the 1990s was primarily due to the refurbishment and upgrading of old power...
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