From theory to practice – Seeing project execution up close

After 6 months in Sweden, my next adventure took me to Sauda and Dalen in southern Norway where I have worked with large refurbishment projects on some of Statkraft’s largest power plants. When working with projects there is a lot of pre-planning that is related to profitability, asset condition, risk of failure, meetings, etc. It…

The Summer Season

Before starting in Statkraft, I always associated the summer season with long days at the beach, eating ice cream and playing volleyball. In the power industry however, this season is filled up with inspections, maintenance and project work. It is the time of the year when the power prices and the reservoir levels are at…

Welcome to Sweden

It’s a Saturday, the sun is shining and I’m ready to take on my next adventure! Next stop is Sollefteå, a small town in the northern part of Sweden. For me the first rotation in Statkraft, in the Asset Portfolio Planning unit, is over and new challenges meet me at the regional office for the…

Leading the way

Life is about taking advantage of the opportunities that you are given- being a trainee there are a lot of opportunities that are heading my way. One of these opportunities was to arrange and lead a climate debate. On a cold february night Statkraft and Statnett trainees gather over 100 people to come listen to…

“Mens sana in corpore sano”- A sound mind in a sound body

New year, new opportunities! The roman poet Juvenal stated as early as the 1st century that physical exercise is an essential part of mental well-being. Being the high season for new year’s resolutions I think this is important to keep in mind. Exercising isn’t just about winning, setting a new record, scoring a winning goal….

Actions speak louder than words!

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading a book called “Ultimatum” by Matthew Glass. The story took place in 2032, in a world where people still hadn’t started to take Climate change seriously. The book had a tone of desperation as the world started to realise the consequences of a rise in the global…

“There is no such thing bad weather, just poor choice of clothes! “

When people ask me about what a stereotypical Statkraft employee looks like, I always think about a sporty person. I was therefore not surprised when I realised Statkraft has more than 10 company cabins located close to Norwegian national parks. To take advantage of this possibility, I invited the trainees of 2014 and 2015 for…

Inside the Belly of the Beast

If you have never been to a power plant I can promise you that you will be blown away by its size. We are talking about tunnels hundreds of meters into a mountain, turbines with a 2 meter radius, transformers that are twice the height of an average man. In school I learned all about…

Expanding My Network

When starting as a Trainee in Statkraft, I had no idea that I had an opportunity to also meet with other trainees outside the company. This was before I was introduced to something called “Traineenettverket”, which translates directly to “The Trainee Network”. Traineenettverket is a network for trainees in Norway. The network regularly organises trainee…