Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:

2011; 2014

Policy Type:Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:The Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Energi21 is the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy’s permanent strategic body for research, development and demonstration in the energy sector.

The main purpose of the Energi21 strategy reports is to provide the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy with recommendations on future strategic priority areas for efforts to develop new climate-friendly, environment-friendly solutions in the energy sphere.

The Energi21 strategy documents are drawn up in cooperation with trade and industry, academia and the relevant authorities.


In the third strategy report, the Energi21 board recommends strong growth in public funding for research, development and demonstration within the following six areas:

  • Hydropower
  • Flexible energy systems
  • Solar power
  • Offshore wind power
  • Raising energy efficiency
  • Carbon capture and storage

These are areas in which Norway enjoys comparative competitive advantages in future energy markets, thanks to its natural energy resources, substantial technology and competency base, and widespread industrial experience. Among these six priority focus areas, the Energi21 board recommends devoting special attention to Hydropower and Flexible energy systems. These two areas represent the very foundation of Norway’s energy system and are vitally important for current as well as future value creation, nationally and internationally.

In addition, the board stresses the importance of maintaining and continuously developing the competency platform that underpins all the energy-related thematic and technology areas.

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