Closing the Circle

My time as a trainee in Statkraft has just come to an end. During my two year programme I have worked with operations and maintenance from different angles within the company. I started my journey at Statkraft’s headquarters working with support within operation and maintenance. Afterwards, I moved to England to work with offshore wind…

Turn & Face the Strange

“The more things change the more they stay the same.” That’s a somewhat sad sounding opening line, huh blog fans? The famous phrase pertains to the sorry belief that despite our best efforts some aspects of life cannot be altered or escaped. However, what if things are already great, then why would you want change…

Service with a smile!

It’s been a while since my last post and since then I have spent a rotation at the Düsseldorf office working with the UK dispatch team, selling power from our wind farms in the UK, and another rotation in Wind Resource Analysis, trying to figure out where to place the turbines and estimate the production…

Working with rehabilitation of Røssåga Hydropower station

My last rotation as a Statkraft trainee The time goes by so fast and I am already in my fourth and last rotation as a Statkraft trainee! Since my last blog post I have moved on from Jostedalen back to the main office, and at the moment I am spending my last rotation at a…

An Ordinary Day at the Office

What does a trainee do? What is it like to be a trainee in Statkraft? These are questions that I get frequently. In order to try to answer them, I would like to welcome you to an ordinary day in my life. My name is Sara Baumgarten and I have just started my fourth and…

Trainee gathering at Statnett

Last Friday, the third gathering of the revamped Network of Energy Trainees (NET) took place. Statkraft and Agder Energi have been responsible for the two first gatherings, and this time the Norwegian transmission system operator (TSO), Statnett, took over the baton and invited to their offices in Nydalen in Oslo. It turned out to be…

My first adventures with Statkraft Ventures or rolling along the way

On a windy and cloudy spring afternoon I embarked on a train heading towards Hamburg. I was on my way of uncovering one more corner of the world of energy start-ups. A world that is peppered with ambitious entrepreneurs, cutting-edge technologies and drive to contribute to solving the pressing problems of climate change. Long long…

Statkraft at the E-World Fair

A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to join some of my colleagues in representing Statkraft at the E-World energy & water fair.  I was lucky with the timing, since I only had a few days left of my trainee rotation in Düsseldorf. E-World is held in Essen, a comfortable 30 minutes…

Jazz and Annual report 2015

In September I came back from London and joined the Group reporting team in Oslo. That feeling of coming back. From the wind segment back to a centralised function. From tennis to skiing. From the Moorgate office to the headquarters in Lysaker. After gaining some comfort, confidence and control when working with accounting issues in…