Tea Time with a Muhtar – Øydis’ Turkish Experience

From my elementary school classes, I remember wondering why Turkey had chosen its capital to be Ankara, when it had a city like Istanbul. So when I was told that I would spend my last trainee rotation in Ankara, I decided it was time to find out. Statkraft currently has two ongoing hydropower construction projects…

More of that pure energy – Cheves Hydro Power Project

In early January, I traded cold and dark Norway for summery Peru and the Cheves Project, my last rotation as a graduate trainee in Statkraft. I really wanted to go on an ‘exotic’ assignment, so when the opportunity presented itself last year, I didn’t hesitate and started brushing up on my Spanish. Which was quite…

Keeping the Turbines Turning at Sheringham Shoal

Dear blog, you alright? 14 months into my trainee program me I guess it is time for an update. My first 12 months I worked at Statkraft HQ in Oslo for the wind asset management team. Six of those months I spent with the onshore team and the remaining with the offshore team, which also…

In the Tropics: Simen goes to Laos

The headlamps are sporadically lighting up the dense green jungle surrounding the buzzing 440MW Theun Hinboun power house. As I walk (wearing my protective equipment of course) along the road leading to the power plant the noise of numerous grass hoppers and geckos is slowly drowned by the sound of clean power production and Lao…

Shaping corporate strategy on hot summer days

It has been a while since I’ve written a post! Last time I wrote was in the Market Analysis department and I had just taken part in a company ski trip. Seasons have changed and so has my position in the company.

Meanwhile in England: Bike tour pitstop at local pub

As with all fun and interesting stuff, time flies and it has now been a year since I embarked on the journey as trainee in Statkraft. I moved to Reading, UK, a month ago for my third rotation. I am now a part of the Forewind team that develops the largest offshore wind project in…

Trading Wind Power and Cycling along the Rhine

Hey there, Now I have finished my 6 months rotation in Düsseldorf-how much fun it has been! During this time I have been situated in a commercial environment on the trading floor, selling wind energy to the UK market. The work required getting into how the market works, understanding how people think, evaluating prices and…

Successfull trainee and summer intern event

Thursday 20 June the 2012 Trainees arranged a summer party for the former trainees in Statkraft in addition to the summer interns employed at Lilleaker. Around 40 participants listened to head of corporate HR, Morten Müller-Nilssen, giving a lecture on how to manage your time and working tasks. He emphasised the importance of prioritisation and getting…

Energy management analogy to the student economy

Some keywords throughout my seven first months in Statkraft are market analysis and production optimization. What I did not realize before I started working in Statkraft was the amount of effort that goes into optimizing the power production. Statkraft has established a solid environment to analyze and optimize the installed production capacity of more than…

Ski weekend with Statkraft Company Sports Team!

The StaBIL (Statkraft Bedriftsidrettslag) trip to Hemsedal is renowned as a guaranteed good time, and as I had a bit more free time than I had last year I thought it would be a pity not to attend. This is in fact not the first StaBIL ski trip I have been on since joining last…