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Electric Dreams: How Norway's Power Grid Keeps Up with the Electrification of Society

As the increasing electrification of society changes how power is produced and consumed, Norway offers a blueprint for smart grid operations

In recent years, the energy sector in Norway has undergone a digitalization process in preparation for a fully electric future powered by renewable energy sources. However, some challenges still remain. This year has put a spotlight on aging infrastructure and volatile weather conditions that result in operational risks.

In this session we’ll look at how Norway’s power companies leverage digital technologies to deliver on the promise of a fully electric future. We’ll also discuss global technology trends affecting power companies and how these trends create local opportunities for grid operators in Norway.


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Electric Dreams: How Norway's Power Grid Keeps Up with the Electrification of Society


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Arne Mjos


Arne Mjøs is the founder and largest shareholder of Itera, which he established in 1995. Itera is a publicly listed Nordic consulting company with 500 employees in five countries that offers a complete range of services within digitalization. Mjøs has a master’s degree in information technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


Tore Morten Wetterhus

CEO, Glitre Energi Nett

Tore Morten Wetterhus is the CEO of Glitre Energi Nett AS. Wetterhus has more than 20 years of leadership experience from Norwegian and international technology companies, including DNV GL, DVN Petroleum Services, DNV Software, and Power-One. Wetterhus has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the former Norwegian Institute of Technology.

Frank Håland

Frank Håland

CEO, Partner Energy

Frank Håland is a Partner and CEO of Partner Energy. A veteran of the Norwegian power industry, he spent 10 years with Agder Energi, one of Norway’s largest producers of hydropower. Håland came to the power generation industry from the Norwegian Armed Forces, in which he served for 14 years.

Paula Doyle

Paula Doyle

Session Moderator - Paula Doyle | SVP of Sales & Marketing, Cognite

Paula Doyle is Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Cognite. She has spent the past 15 years working in a variety of roles within the oil and gas industry for companies such as ABB and Siemens, including in Norway and the Middle East. Paula has a Ph.D. in industrial automation from the University of Limerick.