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…

Big data and artificial intelligence – the future of commodity market analysis

“Computers are “starting to open their eyes”” – Google – Jeff Dean AI is colloquially known as machines exhibiting intelligent cognitive behavior such as learning and complex problem solving. 2015 was a big year for AI and 2016 continues the trend with big players such as IBM, Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla making headlines. Today computers…

Life as an investor

I feel like I just arrived in Düsseldorf, but my time here is suddenly running out. The adventure is coming to an end. Where did the time fly? I will soon have worked 6 months in Statkraft Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Statkraft. Although it is backed by Statkraft, it is actually a…

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…

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…

Getting Around in Norfolk

It’s been a while since my last blog post and I have now moved from Oslo to Wells-Next-the-Sea where I’m part of the team keeping the turbines at Sheringham Shoal spinning, providing pure energy to 220,000 UK households. If you’re a loyal follower, Wells-Next-the-Sea (or just Wells, as the locals call it) is the lovely…

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…

The ability to take someone else’s perspective

Communication will be the answer to any problem you find in your life… Well, I’m not sure it is all that easy, but it will certainly get you a long way. One of the great things about being a Statkraft trainee is not only that we get to work in several departments and locations. It…