About us

Statnett is the system operator in the Norwegian energy 
system. This means operating about 11 000km of 
high-voltage power lines and 150 stations all over 
Norway. Operations are monitored by one national 
control centre and three regional centres. Statnett 
is also responsible for the connections to Sweden, 
Finland, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Statnett is a state enterprise, established under 
the Act relating to state-owned enterprises and 
owned by the Norwegian state through the 
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

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11.000km of high-voltage power lines
150 stations
2 regional control centres

Our Mission

Securing power supply through operations, monitoring and preparedness

Facilitating the realisation of Norway's climate objectives

Facilitating creation of value, both for customers and society in general

Statnett will build the next-generation main grid to secure power supply,
contribute to creation of value and facilitate better climate solutions.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Ensure stable and secure delivery of electricity by coordinating generation and consumption in a well-maintained power system

Society's Needs

Our society is becoming increasingly dependent upon electricity and, as a result, increasingly vulnerable as regards security of supply

Our local communities and companies depend on electricity to create value and develop

We have, both in Europe and in the Nordic region, chosen to meet the climate challenge with a stronger focus on renewable energy

In Norway, there is a need for upgrades of old grid sections

We must find development solutions that respect the natural landscape and are supported by local communities


Statnett is organised
as follows:

  • Corporate strategy and communications
  • Corporate Finance and Services
  • ICT
  • Technology and Development
  • Constructions
  • Systems Operations, Asset Management and Markets

Corporate strategy and communications

responsible for the corporate strategy and communication. In addition the unit handles government and customer relations, tariff strategy and international consulting.

Corporate Finance and Services

responsible for accounting, finance, organisation and HR, as well as legal issues.


operates, maintains and develops systems that monitor and control the power grid, secures balance between production and consumption and calculates grid power transmissions.

Technology and Development

is responsible for planning the main grid and developing the projects.


The section’s main task is to implement Statnett’s development projects.

Systems Operations, Asset Management and Markets

is responsible for the power system operation, system maintenance and emergency preparedness. Facilitates market solutions domestically and cross borders.

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Everything depends on electricity

Electricity is perhaps our most vital infrastructure – permeating modern life. Security of supply is essential to promote value and job creation across the country. Without electricity, our society would come to a standstill. This is why the power system is an important infrastructure. Everything depends on electricity.

System balance in the short and long term is the foundation for security of supply. We must have a robust and flexible power system to secure the balance. Security of supply provides society with opportunities in the form of value creation.

The power system is a balancing act

Society needs a stable power system and the system is constantly put to the test.

Both production and consumption fluctuate more than before, challenging the power balance. Maintaining operational reliability requires flexibility, capacity and well-functioning power markets. The power system is a balancing act.

The future is electric

Electricity is becoming increasingly important, and we need sufficient grid capacity to develop our society. This is why we are building the next-generation main grid - a new and upgraded grid in Norway and to our neighbouring countries. This will create new opportunities throughout Norway and contribute to more stable prices.

Power can be produced from a number of sources and can be used for almost anything. Electricity is a CO2-free energy carrier and the foundation for the climate-friendly energy system of the future. In 2050, emissions must be cut to a minimum. This will require CO2-free energy carriers. At the same time, we see how electricity finds more and more applications in society.

We are building the next generation main grid

The power grid must be upgraded and developed further, both in Norway and between Norway and our neighbours. This must be done in a balanced manner that safeguards multiple concerns, such as constant supply of electricity, cost efficiency and environmental concerns.

The next generation power system constitutes a major effort, consisting of many and comprehensive projects. This is a forward-looking development effort, directed at achieving a climate-friendly energy system: Electricity is a CO2-free energy carrier for a CO2-free society. We build first where the need is the greatest. We are building the next generation main grid.