Digitalization – brought down to earth

I assume you have heard the word. DIGITALIZATION. It is buzzing in the media, a development so disruptive that it is called the fourth industrial revolution. The potential is huge: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation… “Digitalize or die”, they say. Offering threats and opportunities. Well, let me bring this fuzzy doom-day buzzword-filled topic down to…

Industry powered by Statkraft

Did you know that Statkraft delivers electricity to customers? You pay for example Fjordkraft or Norgesenergi for your electricity use, as well as a grid fee to Hafslund. But most likely the electrons in your socket originally stems from one of our many (and huge) hydro power plants. Statkrafts main business is production of renewable…

Virtual Power Plants – good business or just a buzzword?

Statkraft operates one of the largest virtual power plants in Germany, aggregating almost 10 GW of power from about a thousand different assets – without even owning the assets. How does that work? Through my rotation in Statkraft Ventures this spring/summer, the corporate venture fund of Statkraft (Not sure what that is? Check out my…

A Statkraft adventure

Every year new employees in Statkraft are sent on an introduction trip to visit a hydro power plant and learn about Statkraft’s long history in Norway. The trip includes a large dose of beautiful Norwegian nature, a long bus ride, and the chance to get to know colleagues from around the company. On the 1st…

A day at work

As a student it is difficult to picture what it is really like to work. You might dream about being employed in a specific company, working with your favourite subject or making a difference. But all in all, how does an ordinary day at work actually look like? After 18 years of studying I was…

I think, I wish, I wonder…

On the 14th-15th of December about 30 young people, including me, were gathered to learn how to lead action on climate change. That sounds easy… Well, the two days provided me not only with a large toolbox, but also lots of inspiration, ideas and new friendships. Let me share a taste of what we learned…

Ready, set – action!

These days the world’s top leaders are gathered in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties, to solve the biggest challenge of our time – climate change. As an employee in Statkraft, the largest producer of renewable energy in Europe, I am, as the rest of the company, following the development of the summit…

Searching for future candidates

During the last weeks we’ve been to a lot of career days at different universities in Norway. Yesterday it was my turn to present Statkraft at NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) in Ås, where I graduated earlier this year. It was really fun to be back and meet friends and former colleagues, both among…

First meeting with Statkraft

The 2nd of September the 2015-trainees gathered for the first time at Lilleaker, Oslo. For many of us this was our first day as Statkraft employees, and we were eager to get to know the company as well as each other. The group consists of 8 trainees: Roberta from Canada, Sneha from India, Arvid from…