Norway’s electricity generation comes predominately from hydropower, which constituted 90% of total generation in 2020, with a further 8.5% generated by wind power and less than 2% coming from fossil fuel generation.1,7
The limited remaining fossil fuel generation would need to be phased out more or less immediately to be compatible with a 1.5°C trajectory, with natural gas generation phased out by 2023 at the latest.
Upgrading and expanding existing hydropower facilities could be a way to provide on demand power to facilitate the phasing out of remaining coal and gas plants.
Key power sector benchmarks
Renewables shares and year of zero emissions power Including the use of BECCS
- 2022-2023 Zero emissions power
- 2025 99 % Renewable share
- 2030 100 % Renewable share