Moderator Lawrence Jones is VP for International Programs at the Edison Electric Institute. Hilde Tonne is the CEO of Stattnett.
Norway is a happening place. It's important geographically, leading a renewable future and integrating all its energy resources. Transmission is a big part of that. At this session of the Edison Electric Institute's 6th Annual Global Electrification Forum, EEI's VP for International Programs Lawrence Jones, discussed the Norwegian and European energy future with Statnett CEO Hilde Tonne. Enjoy these excerpts.
Moderator and VP for International Programs, Edison Electric Institute, Lawrence Jones: First, talk about Statnett.
CEO, Stattnett, Hilde Tonne: Statnett is the transmission system operator of Norway. We own and operate approximately thirteen thousand kilometers of the overlaying lines and AC cables in fairly challenging and climate-impacted terrain.
We own a hundred and seventy transformer stations and several of the world's longest interconnectors between Norway and other countries. We are connected to Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, and recently, the UK.
We are connected to surrounding countries since the sixties, establishing the first cross-border market with Sweden in the nineties, which was the first in the world. We're fairly mature in meeting the needs for a renewable society and weather-based energy mix.