the Debate about electricity prices reached today new heights in the parliamentary assembly room when Erna Solberg was accused of to go sour.
electricity prices have doubled in the last year and not been higher than since 2011. The blame has been laid on the electricity tax, CO2-prices in Europe, the power companies - but first and foremost on utenlandskablene that link us to the european power grid.
It was just them, the Norwegian water resources and energy directorate (NVE) in the fall attempted to be acquitted in a note where they drove electricity prices through a model and found out that the prices had been far higher if the Uk had been a closed country.
the Conclusion was that electricity prices would be 2-3 times as high in winter without cables to abroad.The red graph is the electricity price without utenlandskabler. Graphics: the nve.en Show more - Stråmann
Red-leader Bjørnar Moxnes react to that analysis at all is done by the NVE.
- NVE claims that utenlandskablene we have today has given norwegians cheaper electricity. No, it is not the NVEs calculation shows. It is a idiotanalyse based on what would happen if all utenlandskablene was cut. All realize that then it would have been expensive in sprengkulda and very cheap when magazines flowing over, says Bjørnar Moxnes, who believes the NVE are trying to fight against a stråmann.
- There is no one who will cut all the cables. It is over 20 years since Norway had enough cables to abroad to even out the prices throughout the year. There is no one who will isolate Norway.
Moxnes believes that the cause of the increased prices we see now proves his points. It is namely the prices to burn coal on the continent that has led to increased Norwegian electricity prices.
What happens now is that the price of electricity doubles because of the CO2 taxes and kullpris. But the Norwegian power plant pays neither the CO2-fee, or use a gram of coal. The reason that prices increase is that we have been part of the Eu's power and energy market, and follows the fluctuations there. It means that Norwegian power plants that do not pay these fees, suddenly doubles the price without that their costs have increased anything. That is why the NVE takes the wrong, turn Moxnes fixed.Scorching strømdebatt: - Erna went sour NVE: fact-based market analysis
NVE answer that they wanted to help clear up misconceptions in the public debate.
- the Importance of our utlandsforbindelser, and their intent, are increasingly identified in the public debate. At the same time, we see a lot of comments in nettsaker and social media where consumers discusses the Norwegian krafteksport and think the power would have been cheaper without the exchange to other countries. Our kraftmarkedsanalyser are intended as neutral and fact-based analysis, which sheds light on the debate. In this case, we wanted to explain that Norway, with the current energy system is dependent on exchanges with other countries to ensure security of supply, enter the NVE in an email.
the NVE reject that your note is intended as a contribution to the debate about whether the Uk should build more utenlandskabler. In the course of the next two years, opened two new power cables to Germany and England.
the Backdrop for the NVE-analysis was the situation last summer when Norway was nettoeksportør of power at the same time as the prices in Norway were high.
in the Summer of 2018 helped the drought and high brensels - and CO2-prices to higher power prices in Norway. At this time, there was also a heat wave, with associated high prices on the continent which resulted in a situation where Norway was nettoeksportør even though we experienced record-high power prices and low levels in our vannmagasin. We had several inquiries about why Norway exports power even at high prices, and the extent to which utlandsforbindelsene and trade with our neighbouring countries draws up the price. The analysis and the note was intended as a contribution to the then ongoing debate, to illustrate the rationale behind the trade and that option is not necessarily had the company of Norwegian kraftforbrukere.
Last year's long-term kraftmarkedsanalyse describes the effect of the additional cables to Germany and the united Kingdom, where we, on the contrary, writes that the two compounds will be able to increase the electricity price with some ear, enter the NVE. the
Red-head Moxnes, however, is not convinced.
- NVE stands as kraftbransjens best friends. It is at least useful for the current government that they keep on like that. The Right and the Right in the struggle with is that people are furious because of increased electricity prices, and the common people have zero understanding that we shall have even more eksportkabler. NVEs idiotanalyse is an easy lightning rod, but is based on a premise that no one - no one - has advocated for the
.- Why do you think has made the analysis?
- It is a very good question. I'm not familiar with the NVE-the director's inner life. But it is very special that they create a kind of analysis. It is deeply unfair and the model is a useriøst input in an ongoing public debate. I hope the NVE will sharpen presisjonsnivået something.
- the NVE can not dispute that multiple cables provides even higher prices. The Norwegian power-intensive industry can not survive with an electricity price of 50 øre/kWh. In the EU, CO2-price further up and the power industry will have even more cables and export power expensive instead of selling it to Norwegian households and industry. We need an AUTHORITY that delivers serious and factual contribution in the social debate instead of finding a stråmann, says Bjørnar Moxnes.Who said what? Moxnes or Spetalen?