Flow measurements – why, how and when (part 2)

This is the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed “Flow measurements – why, how and when”-series. The measuring of flow As you are now familiar with most things relevant when it comes to measuring the flow of a turbine, let’s look into a real flow measurement case: A power plant group is unsure of the…

Flow measurements – the why, how and when (part 1)

This is the first of a two-part installment looking into flow measurements. The why of measuring flow You would think that we know every ebb and flow of our hydro power plants. After all, they are equipped with vibration sensors, temperature sensors, and lots and lots of other measuring devices which allow us to collect…

Steve Jobs of the energy industry

I woke up at 4.15 on Thursday morning. Not because I already had to, my alarm was set to 4.45, but because I was excited. Four of us Statkraft trainees were bound for Steinkjer in the county of Nord-Trøndelag to meet other trainees in the energy sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Such…

An overnight escape to Mår power plant

Even though I find myself firmly in the grasp of Lady Luck when it comes to possibilities to go out and actually see the power plants we’re managing, maintaining, nursing, rehabilitating and so forth, most days are spent at the office. Office life is a good life, but sometimes one yearns to see the flora…

Hello World!

Hey everyone! We are the four new trainees at Statkraft: Nikolai Austarheim, Morten Dæhli Aslesen, Dominique Farag and Larissa Leuenberger. Over the next two years each of us will be working for four different departments at Statkraft and we will be sharing our experiences through this blog. Nikolai is starting his traineeship in Power Generation, Morten…

Glimpses from daily worklife at the Oslo office

Are you curious about how the daily worklife at Statkraft looks like? Here are glimpses of my workday at the Dispatch Center. Working at the Dispatch Center Just a recap of what I do at the Dispatch Center; one of my main tasks is to optimize the production of Statkraft´s power plant portfolio in Norway….

A visit to the West of Norway!

Hello! This is my first blog post as a trainee and I am excited to share my experiences with you. I’m currently working at the Statkraft Dispatch Center, and one of my main tasks is to optimize the production of Statkraft’s power plant portfolio in Norway. After just some weeks I have responsibilities like the…