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Statnett SF
State owned
Industry Electricity
Founded 1992
Area served
Key people
Auke Lont (CEO)
Products Power grid
Revenue Increase NOK 5,244 million (2005)
NOK 466 million (2005)
NOK 174 million (2005)
Number of employees
1050 (2013)
Parent Government of Norway

Statnett is a Norwegian state owned enterprise responsible for owning, operating and constructing the stem power grid in Norway. The company has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

Statnett also owns 30% of the Nord Pool Spot along with other Nordic transmission system operators.


The power grid in Norway is divided into three sectors: the stem net, the regional net and the local net. While it is often local, municipalities who own the regional and local net, the government through Statnett owns the stem net. The stem net typically has 300 to 420 kilovolts (kV) and is used to transport electricity large distances.

There are a number of international power cables from Norway to abroad, including lines to Sweden (3,600 MW), Finland (120 MW), Russia (50 MW), Denmark (1,000 MW submarine cable Cross-Skagerrak) and the Netherlands (700 MW submarine cable NorNed). Statnett also participates in the NORD.LINK and NorGer projects (proposed submarine cables between Norway and Germany).[1][2][3]


Statnett's operations were originally part of Norges vassdrags- og energiverk (NVE). In 1986 NVE was split in an operation company, Statskraftverkene and a directorate, Norges vassdrags- og energidirektorat. Statskraftverkene was split into Statnett (power grid) and Statkraft (production) in 1992.

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Statnett participates in the following international organisations:


  1. ^ "Statnett and E.ON mull Norway-Germany subsea cable". Power Engineering International (PennWell Corporation). 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  2. ^ "Statnett and E.ON Netz Launch Joint Feasibility Study for a DC-Cable Between Norway And Germany". Transmission & Distribution World (Penton Media, Inc.). 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  3. ^ "Statnett enters into the NorGer project" (Press release). Statnett. 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 

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