Norwegian hydro

Norway’s topography is ideal for the development of hydropower, and indeed, this has been a vital mode of electricity production in the country for over a century.
Total installed capacity

33 000 MW

Percentage of electricity mix


Long-term sustainability target

40% emissions reduction by 2030 compared to 1990 level

Hydropower has played a crucial role in Norway ever since being the springboard for the country’s industrialisation in the 19th century. To this day, it remains the central pillar of Norway’s power system: with 33 GW MW of installed capacity, it accounts for more than 95% of the country’s electricity generation (125 TWh per year).