We aim to minimise our environmental footprint.
We maintain a continuous dialogue with local stakeholders and aim to minimise the footprint from our hydro and wind projects. In Norway and Sweden, national authorities set strict environmental requirements which we comply with. Areas shall be restored back to their original condition as much as possible, e.g cleaning up and replanting. We work to ensure optimal conditions for our hydropower and wind power plants and the result must be approved by the authorities.
Hydropower has no direct air emissions and is among the best power generation technologies in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions performance. In Norway, hydropower has been produced for more than 100 years and environmental factors are strictly regulated by the government and concessionary authorities.
Development and operations of hydropower
Development and operations of hydropower plants affects river systems. We comply with strict environmental requirements for the hydro industry. We consider requirements for minimum water levels and monitor river flow patterns, biodiversity, and take action when required and needed.
Wind power has rapidly turned into one of the most cost efficient sources for renewable power production. The combination of cost competitiveness and great wind conditions in the Nordics, makes it attractive to own, develop and operate wind assets in Norway and Sweden.
Development and operations of wind power
Development and operations of wind farms impacts the environment first and foremost through its visibility in the landscape. A wind farm depends on good wind conditions which typically can be found on high ground or in open countryside. We consider noise and shadow from the turbines, potential ice throw under certain weather conditions and infrastructure in our development process.