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Norway was a net power importer in 2019

With an annual consumption of 133.5 TWh against 133.4 TWh in domestic generation, Norway was a net importer of electricity in 2019 – the first time this has happened since 2010.

Depleted hydroelectric reservoirs were the main factor behind the generation slump in 2019. | Photo: PR / Statkraft

The image of Norway's electricity surplus became tarnished toward the end of last year.

2019 was the first year in a decade when Norway became a net importer, shows the latest report on the Norwegian energy situation, issued from the country's Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

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