Employment rate in southern Norway is steadily improving – NRK Vestfold and Telemark – Local news, TV and radio

At 1pm on Wednesday, NVE’s statistics on how much water is in the tanks were released. It shows that the fill rate is increasing in Norway and is now at 69.4%. This is 1.5 percentage points (pp.) More than a week ago.

It increases the most in price zone 01, which is Oslo, Innlandet and most of Viken. There, the employment rate increased by 7.4 (pp.) To an employment rate of 76.1 percent.

This could impact electricity prices in the short term, says an energy expert.

I WANT MORE RAIN: Oil and Energy Minister Terje Aasland is happy when it rains.

Photo: Lise Aserud

– We have a weather-dependent electricity system, Oil and Energy Minister Terje Aasland told NRK on Friday. He is happy whenever it rains.

If so, he has a lot to look forward to today.

Because now the water is rising in lakes all over the country, at the same time it blows well out of Europe.

The price of electricity in the three tariff zones of southern Norway drops to almost 0 øre per kilowatt hour on Thursday night, data from

North pool


According to

E24, these are the lowest electricity prices this year in southern Norway.

For the past week, NRK has had a standing camera to take photos of Sundsbarmvatnet Lake in Telemark. In a week there is a visible change. Skagerak Kraft reports that their measurements show that the increase is up to 3.5 meters in one week.

What does this mean for the electricity bill?

– Every drop counts.

That’s what Tor Reier Lilleholt, head of analytics at analytics firm Volue Insight says.

Tor Reier Lilleholt, Head of Value Insight Analysis.  in a dark blue shirt outside.

Power analyst Tor Reier Lilleholt is hoping for lots of snow this winter.

Photo: Asbjørn Odd Berge / NRK

However, he fears that this autumn’s rainy weather will be too short to lead to a permanent reduction in electricity prices.

Because it is not only the water that rises, but also the consumption as the outside temperature decreases.

– We have to hope for a mild winter, says Lilleholt. At the same time, he hopes for a lot of snow in the mountains, which can melt and fill the basins again in the spring.

Only then does Lilleholt believe we can see electricity prices remain more stable.

It will be happy with rainy weather

Throughout the summer, Minister of Oil and Energy Terje Aasland followed the weather forecast.

– It’s exciting, he told NRK before the weekend.

Then he also said that whenever it rains, he gets a lot of messages and pictures with his thumbs up on his phone.

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