Electricity Market Reform in Norway

  • Eivind Magnus
  • Atle Midttun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Norwegian Model: Competitive Public Economy

    1. Eivind Magnus, Atle Midttun
      Pages 1-24
  3. Electricity Trade in Competitive Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Anders Houmöller
      Pages 52-79
    3. Arve Halseth, Per Ingvar Olsen
      Pages 80-99
    4. Per Ingvar Olsen
      Pages 100-118
  4. Grid Management under a Competitive Regime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Eivind Magnus
      Pages 121-138
    3. Jan Bråten, Eivind Magnus
      Pages 139-157
  5. The Norwegian Model in a Nordic and a European Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Arve Halseth, Jan Arild Snoen
      Pages 177-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


Norwegian deregulation was, together with the British, a pioneer forerunner in the restructuring of European electricity industry. The Norwegian and British model both had their distinct features: the British was based on privatisation, structural change and gradual opening up of the market. The Norwegian model did not change ownership or structure, but relied heavily on a radical opening of the market way down to household consumers. The Norwegian model also developed a more advanced pool system based on actual bidding both on the supply and demand side. The Norwegian model also triggered the first regional integrated competitive power market in the world. The book draws on a wide range of applied research and gives a unique summary of the Norwegian experience in English.


competition deregulation regulation trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Eivind Magnus
    • 1
  • Atle Midttun
    • 2
  1. 1.ECON Centre for Economic AnalysisOsloNorway
  2. 2.Norwegian School of ManagementSandvikaNorway

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