The government wants 1,500 new offshore wind turbines in Norway

Jonas Gahr Støre - windPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB

The government wants Norway to install 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2040. This is almost equivalent to the total Norwegian hydropower.

The government’s ambition is that almost as much new power is produced from offshore wind as is produced in total in Norway today.

“Today, we launch a large-scale investment in offshore wind. Our ambition is that by 2040 we allocate areas for 30,000 MW offshore wind production in Norway,” Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on Wednesday.

“With this ambition, we go from the two offshore wind turbines that are in operation today to about 1500 offshore wind turbines. The construction will take place over the next 20 years,” Støre added.

At the beginning of 2021, the power supply in Norway had a total installed production capacity of 37,732 MW, and hydropower accounted for just over 33,000 MW of this.

“This is a green industrial boost in Norway and can provide abundant amounts of renewable energy in the future… If we are to achieve that, we have to invest now. And we must invest on a large scale,” he added.

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1 Comment on "The government wants 1,500 new offshore wind turbines in Norway"

  1. Very good to see this. On LinkedIn I have seen that there is also a floating ocean “wave energy converter” electrical power generator which might be looked into.

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