Since regulating the flow of water is 19 norwegian

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Unformatted text preview: demand reaches its lowest level, and the reservoirs refill. At the start of 2006, total energy capacity of Norway's reservoirs was about 84.3 TWh, which is equivalent to around two-thirds of the annual electricity consumption. Other types of hydropower plants instead utilise a large water volume with a small head, typical for a run-of-river power station. Since regulating the flow of water is 19 Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Available on: <www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/oed>. 22 © Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market difficult, it is generally used as and when available. Thus, the amount of electricity generated rises considerably in flood periods with snowmelt or when precipitation is very high. Most run-of-river power stations are situated in lowland areas. Wind power is a variable energy source and unlike hydropower, cannot be regulated. Since such facilities necessarily operate when the wind is blowing, they can only cover a part of electricity needs. A wind power station consists of one or more wind turbines and the necessary electrical installation...
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