Home economics

This costs you 2000 kroner a year

And it’s cheaper than for a long time.

Average current prices

2007: 195.93

2008: £ 230.60

2009: $ 318.83

2010: 440.10 $

2011: 470.24 $

2012: $ 243.82

2013: $ 305.98

2014: 209, 66 kr

These are prices without VAT and other charges. Prices are given in NOK / MWh – to change to kWh, then move will come in three places. That is, NOK 209.66 per MWh is 21 øre (0.209 NOK) per kWh.

Source: Nord Pool Spot

There are several reasons why the price of power is lower now than it has been in eight years.

The Norwegian market is linked to the rest of the Nordic and Baltic countries, and more exchanges are planned between us and the rest of Europe.

– The Nordic power price thus coincides with coal prices in Europe, which have fallen. Much power is still produced at coal power plants. The extent of renewable energy development is also important, explains communication director Nord Pool Spot, Stina Johansen.

Affected by weather

In addition, weather and temperature are important factors in the Norwegian power market.

– In Norway, we use a lot of power for heating, and the temperature outside influences power consumption and electricity prices to a large extent, “she says..

At Nord Pool Spot, electricity prices are calculated for each hour in the coming day for the entire Nordic and Baltic market. The company is regulated by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).

Electricity prices vary in different parts of Norway, but in January 2015, Oslo had an average price of 26 øre per kWh. It has not been so low since 2007, when the average for the first six months was 20 øre.

The electricity price accounts for approximately one third of your total electricity bill. In addition, network rentals and other fees vary. That’s why it’s ok to know about the tricks you can save thousands of flaps on in winter.

One femmer per shower

According to Enova, today’s “average energy price” (a very general average), including net rental and fees, is 85 øre / kwh.

A regular morning shower (without saving measures) results in a consumption of 6.6 kwH. It therefore costs 5.61 kroner each time. If you shower every morning, you will use over 2,000 dollars in one year at current electricity prices.

You can save a lot by changing habits or replacing the devices that turn off power. You should also check if you have the hassles that give you higher power bills.

An old refrigerator (approximately 200 liters) has an electricity consumption of 0.8 kWh, ie 0.71 crowns, a day.

A newer refrigerator of the same size uses 0.4 kWh per day, ie about 0.37 kroner. The latter has an annual consumption of 160 kWh, which is equivalent to 136 kroner. It is 133 kroner cheaper than the old refrigerator.

The same goes for your dishwasher. Here is the calculation for Enova:

  • New dishwasher: 65 ° C gives 1.05 kWh per time = 0.9 kroner per wash.
  • Dishwasher dishwasher: 65 ° C gives 0.63kWh per time = 0.5 kroner per wash.
  • Old dishwasher: 65 ° C gives 2.00 kWh per time = 1.7 kroner per wash.

Heating costs most

There is and will be heating that accounts for most of the electricity bill.

As the heating needs in a residential area are strongly linked to climate conditions, and heating usually accounts for 40-60 percent of total energy consumption, geographic location is of major importance for energy consumption, according to market manager for housing in Enova, Anna Barnwell.

In addition, you can save a lot on building a passive house.

It’s therefore difficult to give a concrete answer to how much heating costs you right now.

Enova is owned by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and is going to pursue an environmentally friendly change of energy use and energy production. This is done through advice and financial support.

Based on housing with the Oslo climate, they have made a theoretical calculation of energy consumption.

Room heating incl. ventilation heat:

Small house, detached house


Newer (TEK10)

Low energy

Passive house

kWh / m2


kWh / m2


kWh / m2


kwH / m2










Room heating incl. ventilation heat:

Housing Block


Newer (TEK10)

Low energy

Passive house

kWh / m2


kWh / m


kWh / m


kWh / m










This gives the following estimate of the heating needs of the detached house, townhouse and apartment, listed in the TEK10 standard and given the requirements above;

Single-family 200m2

Townhouse 100m2

Apartment 50m2

Room heating

12. 200 kWh / year

6. 100 kWh / year

2. 150 kWh / year

Kroner per year (85 øre / kWh)

10. 370, –

5. 185, –

1828, –

Save the power anyway

Alexander Haraldsen is Managing Director of Consumer Choice, which is behind the Power Selection service. no.

– It will still be unreasonable to leave all the furnaces full steam and shower for hours. Power is not free. If your consumption increases because the power is cheaper, it will go up, “he says.

– Besides, the clean energy sources can not produce more than they do now and that energy goes into the power exchange. So if demand increases, one must switch to production that can actually increase, for example coal power. From an environmental aspect, it is therefore advisable to save, anyway.


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