Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg and Director General of the Norwegian Competition Authority Lars Sørgard think that mergers among many of the country's power grid operators, which count more than 100, could benefit both the companies and the county's rate payers.
According to an estimate from the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), rate payers could save around NOK 2.6 billion annually if the number of grid operators were halved, writes Norwegian business daily Dagens Næringsliv, which insinuates that such a development is being halted by recalcitrant executives.
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