Electric Region Agder

The world’s first fully electric region is being developed in Agder. This is being done by combining the region’s renewable energy surplus with the technological know-how of the business community, academia and Agder Energi.

Agder Energi has helped to build Europe’s largest shore power facility for cruise ships in Kristiansand.
Agder Energi has helped to build Europe’s largest shore power facility for cruise ships in Kristiansand.

The Agder region has access to plentiful electricity generated from renewable energy sources, a robust and stable power grid and leading expertise at universities, Agder Energi and business clusters. That puts the region in a strong position to use its renewable energy as a foundation for creating value.

Electric Region Agder comprises Agder County Council, the chambers of commerce in Arendal and the Kristiansand region and over 50 enterprises.

From fossil fuels to renewable energy

Electric Region Agder will help to speed up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy in the region, and it will attract enterprises that are big electricity users. The publication Elektriske Agder mot 2030 (Norwegian only) aims to showcase how some of our partners are working, thinking and helping to develop Agder into Norway’s first fully electric region.

Potential for electrification in Kristiansand

Thema Consulting Group has analysed the level of electrification in Kristiansand. This was done using an in-house model that can also be used for other municipalities and regions. The analysis showed that Kristiansand has great potential to become Norway’s first fully electric region.

Electric Region Agder

  1. Using flexible hydropower to reinforce our position as a world-leading region in the energy sector.
    • Creating growth by developing energy-intensive industries.
    • Adding value by exporting/importing electricity to/from Europe.
  2. Playing a leading role in the transition to a fully electric society.
    • Electrifying the region’s transport system.
    • Building the necessary infrastructure for a fully electric society.
  3. Reinforcing the position of the region as a hub for the energy system of the future.
    • Becoming a region for developing and testing the energy solutions of tomorrow.
    • Developing companies that sell their solutions to the global energy market.