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Commercial Enterprise fear power shortage

The lack of enough power can mean the regions goal of enticing new enterprise establishment will fail.

Regional developer in Ryfylke IKS, Ketil Barkved, thinks our politicians need to wake up.
– Power capacity is already critical in some areas. This means that commercial enterprises needing power will not be able to establish themselves here. This has an impact on the municipalities in regard to employment and revenue. For instance, for Hjelmeland this means the municipality will have to decline energy -intensive companies wishing to set themselves up in the area until the power grid is upgraded, says Barkved.

Globally we´re going electric – in most areas. That means an increased need for power. Although South-West Norway produces a substantial amount of Norwegian electricity, it has little consequence for the regions power capacity.

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