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Solar and Hydropower

In this joint Hydropower and Solar energy session we will discuss how Hydropower and Solar energy can play a larger part in the global energy mix in the years to come, and what role the Norwegian supplier industry can play in meeting the increased global demand for energy supplies. 5-6 Norwegian and international developers will present their technology, project- and upgrading plans.


We will also hear from several Norwegian and international financing/guarantee organizations on how they can support realising the Norwegian energy industry’s international plans and ambitions.

Time: 08:30-18:00

Date: November 3

Location: Felix 2, Felix Konferansesenter



Opening remarks

Welcome and introduction


The Global Market


Developers’ need for new technology + project portfolio

Panel discussion with the developers



Technical solutions within digitalization/upgrading


Networking break




Financing & guarantee support


Q&A session


Closing remarks

15:45 - 18:00

B2B meetings: Developers & NORWEP


Registration, coffee & tea


Networking break

18:00 - 19:00

Networking reception

Liv-Runi Ekeland Syvertsen, Chair, Norwegian Energy Partners 

Gunn Vik, Director, Norwegian Energy Partners

Update and forecast
Thomas Benestad, Senior Consultant, Capgemini Invent

Norwegian and international developers highlighting their need for specific technologies, inform as detailed as possible about their project- and upgrading plans (8 min each)  

Jürgen Tzschoppe, EVP - International Power, Statkraft

Olí Sveinsson, Director Hydropower - Research & Development, Landsvirkjun

Manuel Costeira da Rocha, Commercial Director H2, SmartEnergy                           

Hitesh Kumbhat, CFO, Kalpataru Power Transmission

Hans Olav Kvalvaag, Senior Vice President New Ventures, Scatec

Dan Klinck, CEO, East African Power

«How can Hydropower and Solar energy play a larger part of the total energy mix going forward, given the increased need for energy in the world and how can Norwegian supplier industry contribute?»

Moderator: Julie Wedege, Senior Vice President, Politics and Ownership, Statkraft Panel discussion with the developers 

Coffee and some light refreshments will be served on floor K2 

Suppliers presenting their latest technical solutions within digitalization/upgrading

Norwegian Suppliers presenting their latest technical solutions within digitalization/upgrading

4 min each (we need to focus on “what is new”)                                    

Lunch will be served on floor K1

Norwegian and international financing/guarantee organizations presents products that they can offer the Norwegian energy industry:

Craig Weitz, Principal, Export Credit Finance, Nedbank South Africa        

Henric Thörnberg, Senior Advisor Nordic, Standard Bank

Yann Burtin, Senior Investment Guarantee Officer, MIGA                              
Vemund Vikjord,
Adviser - Department for Climate, Energy and Environment, Norad

Mikael Reims, Vice President, Origination, NEFCO       

Priyantha Wijayatunga, Chief of Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank                          

Moderator: Vilde Grønn Larsen, Senior Vice President, Eksfin - Export Finance Norway 

“How can Norwegian developers and suppliers get financial support and what are the criteria to receive funding?”

Oivind Johansen, Assistant Director General at Ministry of Petroleum and Energy

Coffee and some light refreshments will be served on floor K2 

  • Landsvirkjun

  • Scatec 

  • Kalpataru Power Transmission

  • Statkraft

  • East African Power

Some light refreshments will be served on floor K2 

Programme responsible 


Gunn Vik

Director Hydropower, Brazil and Shipyards Korea

Phone: (+47) 905 60 335