Bjørndal appointed member of expert committee
A new expert committee will evaluate Norwegian power supply and the electricity grid. NHH Professor Mette H Bjørndal is appointed member of the expert group.
The report will be published as an Official Norwegian Report (NOU) in 2022. Nils Kristian Nakstad will head the expert committee.
– During the process on the Report to the Storting, I have received several suggestions about grid capacity and the time it takes to build a new power grid. We appoint this committee in order to find solutions for grid development that will be better adapted to today's challenges, says Minister of Petroleum and Energy Tina Bru (in Norwegian).
Mette Helen Bjørndal is Professor at the Department of Business and Management Science. Her areas of expertise include analysis of energy markets, market design and pricing, transmission pricing and congestion management in electricity and gas networks, benchmarking and regulation of natural monopolies.
Bjørndal was a member of the Expert Committee on the operation of the power system, appointed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in 2010. She was a member of the Central Bank Law Commission from 2015 to 2017, and is currently member of several Boards, including the Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway and the Petroleum Price Board. She is Research Director in FME NTRANS (Norwegian Centre for Energy Transition Strategies).