Hydropower is the leading source for renewable and clean energy. Worldwide, there is a call for large-scale deployment of renewable energy. Whereas more mature markets like Europe and North America have developed around 70% of the potential, there is a huge remaining potential to be developed in Asia, Latin-America and Africa, where the rate of deployment is only 30%.
For more than hundred years, Norway has developed expertise covering most of the value chain related to Hydropower. Norwegian supply industry and consultants have a long history of involvement in international projects, and today we also see the utilities working internationally.
The Government has from the beginning given strong support to the Norwegian hydropower industry. A suitable regulatory framework has made the foundation for the development of the broad competence base and the industry both nationally and internationally.