Oslo, Norway
Oslo, Norway

Statkraft is a Norwegian state owned electricity company. With a total energy production of 44.9 TWh in 2007, the Statkraft Group is the third largest energy producer in the Nordic region, as well as the largest energy producer based on renewable energy sources in Europe,consisting of 40% of the production in Norway. Including the subsidiaries Skagerak Energi and Trondheim Energi, the group has some 2100 employees. The company's headquarters are in Oslo, Norway.Hydroelectric power provides the majority of Statkraft's renewable energy; it operates 133 plants in Norway, 12 in Sweden and four in Finland. The company also operates two windfarms in Norway, Smøla Wind Farm and Hitra Wind Farm, in addition to district heating in Trondheim and gas power and hydroelectric power in Germany.Statkraft owns 100% of Trondheim Energi. In addition it has partial ownership of Skagerak Energi , Naturkraft , SN Power , Bergenshalvøens Kommunale Kraftselskap , Agder Energi , E.ON Sverige and Småkraft. Wikipedia.


Time filter

Source Type

Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: LCE-07-2016-2017 | Award Amount: 7.17M | Year: 2016

FIThydro addresses the decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. It concentrates on mitigation measures and strategies to develop cost-efficient environmental solutions and on strategies to avoid individual fish damage and enhancing population developments. Therefore HPPS all over Europe are involved as test sites. The facilities for upstream and downstream migration are evaluated, different bypass systems including their use as habitats and the influence of sediment on habitat. In addition existing tools and devices will be enhanced during the project and will be used in the experimental set-ups in the laboratories and at the test sites for e.g. detection of fish or prediction of behavior. This includes sensor fish, different solutions for migration as e.g. trash rack variations, different fish tracking systems, but also numerical models as habitat and population model or virtual fish swimming path model. Therefore a three-level-based workplan was created with preparatory desk work at the beginning to analyze shortcomings and potential in environment-friendly hydropower. Following the experimental tests will be conducted at the different test sites to demonstrate and evaluate the effects of the different options not covered by the desk-work. Thirdly, these results are fed into a risk based Decision Support System (DSS) which is developed for planning, commissioning and operating of HPPs. It is meant to enable operators to fulfill the requirements of cost-effective production and at the same time meet the environmental obligations and targets under European legislation and achieve a self-sustained fish population.


The invention relates to a flexible element (18) suitable to be used in a Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO) power plant which can be easily produced in large quantity, tested and assembled. The element comprises a frame having three openings one being closed by two membranes (19,21) and a spacer (22) inbetween and overlaid by further spacers (23,26). The invention relates also to a system and a method to produce a system suitable to be used in PRO where a stack of flexible elements is arranged in a pressurized vessel so as to define hollow areas for fluid passage between an internal surface of the pressure vessel and a side surface of the stack of flexible elements.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2011.2.3-2 | Award Amount: 4.00M | Year: 2012

The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) together with some high-impact industry partners addresses the call proposing an integrated and validated design tool combining the state-of-the-art wake, yield and electrical models available in the consortium, as a plug-in architecture with possibility for third party models. To decrease uncertainties around wind farm wake predictions, a small measurement campaign together with the new data available from the industry partners will enable better tuning, and eventually better modelling of the far-field of wind farm wakes. With the large amount of offshore wind farms to be built in the next years, clusters of wind farms will appear at favourable locations, like in the German Bight and Dogger Bank. Large arrays of floating wind farms planned near long-distance grid cables independent of water depth will also start to appear in the next years. The planning and design of these clusters pose new challenges with regards to the siting of the connected wind farms, the design of the interconnecting grid structure and the integration of the large amount of power into the electricity supply systems. The concept of the EERA-DTOC project is to combine this expertise in a common integrated software tool for the optimised design of offshore wind farms and wind farm clusters acting as wind power plants. The only point less well known, due to the lack of good data so far, is the behaviour of the wind farm wake, in particular far-field wake. Therefore, a small measurement campaign is planned and collection of lidar data and high-resolution satellite images to get better data. Key industry actors working as end users of the software will help in the design of the tool, and will afterwards verify the performance of the tool using their own data and test cases.


News Article | February 7, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Today, 5 European fast charging networks announce the Open Fast Charging Alliance. The alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. This network will be open to all EVs, and will make long distance travel even easier. It is clear by now that all major car brands are working on electric cars that can go at least 400 km. It is key that these cars can recharge at a convenient European network of fast charging stations with sufficiently high power. The alliance will focus on bilateral roaming agreements between these high quality networks by implementing open standards such as OCPI. The first implementations are planned within the year. About Fastned: Fastned is building a network of fast-charging stations where all electric cars can charge. This will provide freedom for electric cars to drive everywhere. As of today, Fastned operates in The Netherlands and is working on expanding its fast charging network to the rest of Europe. Fastned is listed on the Nxchange stock exchange. About SODETREL: SODETREL, a 100% subsidiary of EDF SA, is dedicated to the development of innovative solutions in the field of electric mobility. SODETREL positions itself as a provider of fully integrated charging services; from conception to installation, operation and maintenance of charging infrastructures for electrixc and hybrid vehicles. SODETREL operates several thousand charging points in real time and applies its proven expertise to propose intelligent, reliable and efficient charging systems. SODETREL carried out with EDF, BMW, Nissan, Renault, VW and ParisTech the CORRI-DOOR network consisting in 200 interoperable and multi-standard fast charging stations along the main highway axes in France. This fast charging infrastructure network owned and fully operated by SODETREL is co-financed by the EC through the European TEN-T program. About SMATRICS: SMATRICS is the leading supplier of services for individual e-mobility and is the first and only provider to offer a charging network all over Austria and across its borders. The electricity for this high performance charging network providing 400 charging points every 60km comes from 100% renewable energy / is gained by hydroelectric power production. The SMATRICS network is available for all users. It can be activated via mobile phone, payment by creditcard is possible. Flexible tariffs, customer oriented services, a mobile app and a 24-hour customer hotline are part of the business activities as well as tailor-made charging solutions for companies, their employees, customers and guests. SMATRICS offers full service, starting from consultation, installation and operation of infrastructure up to individual types of allocation/billing. About Grønn Kontakt: Grønn Kontakt offer smart charging solutions to all electric cars, and owns and operates 140 fast chargers covering most of Norway. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to drive green. In addition to fast charging, the company offers smart charging solutions for companies, parking operators and private homes. The company has partner agreements with Circle K and Coop, and will double the size of its fast charge network in 2017. The company's two major shareholders are Statkraft and Agder Energi. About GOtthard FASTcharge: The GOtthard FASTcharge Ltd is a Swiss company with the mission to create a network of "Superchargers for everybody". That is a high performance charging infrastructure (150kW/1'000V) where a modern electric vehicle can recharge up to 100 km range in 10 minutes.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: www.rechargenews.com

Norway’s Statkraft will continue to seek opportunities in the UK onshore wind market despite the current policy challenges there. Statkraft, which presented its full-year 2016 results today, said its revised strategy will shift its investment portfolio to include more onshore wind and solar, while simultaneously pulling out of the offshore sector. While the focus will remain on developing business in Norway, Christian Rynning-Tønnesen said the company will explore business opportunities in the UK in the year ahead, amid "positive results" over the past 12 months. Thomas Geiran, senior vice president of investor relations at Statkraft, told Recharge.  "The focus going forward is to ensure cost efficient operation and maintenance of wind parks in the UK in addition to explore incremental business development opportunities." Geiran added: "The current situation in the UK is however challenging for new onshore wind projects," referring to the apparent freezing out of onshore from the UK’s future contract-for-difference (CfD) support rounds. "There is a strong need for new energy and good wind resources available, but limited development of new projects is expected as the previous support scheme has been terminated. Statkraft will nevertheless carefully explore new opportunities for onshore wind projects, taking among other things the regulatory development into consideration before entering into any financial commitments." Under the company’s current strategy, Statkraft has already started divesting its interests in Scira, which operates the 317MW Sheringham Shoal wind farm, and 402MW Dudgeon, off the UK. "The up-to-900MW Triton Knoll project will be developed until [CfD] auction, but Statkraft will not invest in this project. The timing for divestments will be carefully considered in order to optimise the value," Geiran said. Statkraft is pushing ahead on schedule with the giant 1GW Fosen Vind onshore wind project in Norway. "The 1GW Fosen project is progressing according to plan. Access roads to the first wind park at Roan is well under way and some construction works related to buildings has started," according to Geiran. The €1.1bn Fosen Vind, which will be built around a fleet of 3.6MW Vestas turbines, was revived and put back into action a year ago, after originally being scrapped due to "unviable market conditions". First delivery of turbines is still scheduled for 2018. The company saw its revenues increase last year to NKr53.8bn ($6.5bn) compared to NKr51.2bn in the previous year. Statkraft also narrowed its losses to NKr179m last year, compared to a loss of NKr2.3bn a year earlier. The growth was mainly driven by both higher Nordic power prices and production, said the company. Looking ahead, Statkraft is aiming to cut back on its cost and improve efficiency.  The majority of NKr800m in savings are planned to be realised in 2017 and the remainder in 2018. "Cost reduction, so far, have been achieved mainly through reduction in personnel, consultancy and IT costs and reduced activity in offshore wind," it said.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

- Energimarkedet er utfordrende og Statkraft gjennomfører et forbedringsprogram og en revidert strategi. Dette vil gjøre det mulig for Statkraft å bli et av de mest konkurransedyktige selskapene i vår bransje og styrke vår posisjon for ytterligere vekst innen fornybar energi, sier Christian Rynning-Tønnesen. Styret i Statkraft AS har vedtatt endelig årsregnskap for 2016 for Statkraft AS konsern. Det vises til rapport for fjerde kvartal og året 2016 for Statkraft AS. Årsrapport og styrets beretning for 2016 offentliggjøres 2. mars 2017.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Vedlagt følger pdf-versjon av den trykte årsrapporten for 2016 for Statkraft AS.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Please find the attached pdf-version of the printed 2016 Annual Report for Statkraft AS. The printed report is in accordance with statutory requirements for annual reporting and contains report from the Board of Directors and financial statements. A more extensive report is available on web, including management's review, corporate governance statement, corporate responsibility report and supplementary information. The web version is available on Statkraft's website www.statkraft.com or directly through the link http://statkraft.com/annualreport2016/. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.


News Article | March 2, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Please find the attached pdf-version of the printed 2016 Annual Report for Statkraft AS. The printed report is in accordance with statutory requirements for annual reporting and contains report from the Board of Directors and financial statements. A more extensive report is available on web, including management's review, corporate governance statement, corporate responsibility report and supplementary information. The web version is available on Statkraft's website www.statkraft.com or directly through the link http://statkraft.com/annualreport2016/. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.


News Article | February 16, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

(Oslo, 16 February 2017) Statkraft AS recorded an underlying EBITDA of NOK 4947 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. This is an increase of NOK 1717 million compared with the corresponding period in 2015. The result was held back by unrealised currency effects and showed a quarterly net profit of NOK 748 million. The increase in EBITDA was mainly driven by both higher Nordic power prices and production. The average Nordic power price in the fourth quarter was 34.5 EUR/MWh. This is an increase of 57% compared with the modest price level experienced in the same period in 2015. Statkraft's total production increased by 3.7 TWh to 19 TWh in the fourth quarter 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.                                            - The underlying EBITDA is strong and reflects successful energy management. We have been able to utilise our large Nordic hydro reservoirs and optimised the production, says CEO Christian Rynning-Tønnesen. Statkraft's production in 2016 reached a record high 66 TWh compared to 56.3 TWh in 2015. The average system price at Nord Pool was 26.9 EUR/MWh, an increase of 28% from the previous year. For 2016, the underlying EBITDA ended at a solid NOK 13 863 million, compared to NOK 10 853 million in 2015. The result for 2016 was negatively influenced by impairments mainly caused by reduced market expectations, partly offset by positive currency effects. Net profit before tax was NOK 5223 million and net profit after tax ended at NOK -179 million. - The energy market is challenging and Statkraft is implementing a performance improvement programme and a revised strategy. This will enable Statkraft to be one of the most competitive companies in our industry and strengthen our position for further growth in renewable energy, says Christian Rynning-Tønnesen. Statkraft's performance improvement programme is progressing according to plan. The aim is to increase competitiveness and reduce costs by NOK 0.8 billion annually, measured against the actual costs for 2015. The majority of savings are planned to be realised in 2017 and the remainder in 2018. The revised strategy underpins Statkraft's position as a leading company in renewable energy. Responsible and effective operations have first priority in all markets. Refurbishment of Statkraft's Nordic hydropower plants will continue to be prioritised. Statkraft will broaden the technology scope to include onshore wind- and solar power, in addition to hydropower, in selected international markets. Furthermore, Statkraft will strengthen the focus on business development in Norway in order to explore new opportunities arising from the energy transition. The Board of Directors of Statkraft AS has approved the final 2016 financial statements for the Statkraft AS Group. For financial information, please see the interim report for fourth quarter and annual results for 2016 for Statkraft AS. The Annual Report and the Report from the Board of Directors for 2016 will be disclosed 2 March 2017. For further information, please contact: SVP Investor Relations Thomas Geiran, tel.: +47 905 79 979, e-mail: thomas.geiran@statkraft.com Press spokesperson Knut Fjerdingstad, tel.: +47 901 86 310, e-mail: knut.fjerdingstad@statkraft.com SVP Corporate Communication Bente E. Engesland, tel.: +47 911 59 952, e-mail: bente.engesland@statkraft.com Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe's largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, gas-fired power and district heating and is a global player in energy market operations. Statkraft has 3800 employees in more than 20 countries. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Loading Statkraft collaborators
Loading Statkraft collaborators