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…

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…

Presentation of Trainee: Simen

Background My name is Simen Vogt-Svendsen and I come from Oslo, Norway. I moved from Oslo in 2005 for a year in the Norwegian special forces before I moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. At UBC, I studied mechanical engineering with a thermodynamics and fluid mechanics specialization. After four years, a bachelor degree…