ENE offers rigorous and empirical research to support decision-making by government, industry and other stakeholders. It draws upon general economic theory and tools from management science, finance and specifically from applied theories for dynamic decision-making under uncertainty.
Currently the ENE-activity covers:
- Economic fundamentals of the energy and natural resource value chains
- Energy systems: Institutions, participant interactions, market incentives and decision making
- Revenue and operations management of natural resources
- Market mechanisms, transmission pricing and risk management in power markets
- Policies and market instruments for integrating renewable energy technologies
- The fishing industry and resource utilization
- Marine ecosystem management and value creation
- Business challenges in aquaculture and ocean farming
- Environmental and climate policies: Business and governmental interactions
- The impact of regulatory schemes on commercial energy and resource development
- Environmental perspectives on land and maritime transport
Members of the ENE centre have coordinated numerous international research projects over the years, funded by EU, The Nordic Council of Ministers and The Norwegian Research Council and others.
ENE-researchers at NHH and SNF have been preferred partners for various public and private enterprises when performing contract research, both in the form of direct contact and open tenders. The ENE area will play a key role in the Science City Bergen and its effort to make national synergies not the least within the energy and marine fields.
Members of the ENE centre and our partners initiated the global deregulation of the electricity markets.
The Bergen area contains a cluster of institutions and companies within environmental issues, natural resources and energy. Scientists at the ENE centre have a long tradition for cooperating with these.
Particularly, the ENE centre has, together with the University of Bergen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and NORCE, created the knowledge cluster Energiomstilling VEST (text in Norwegian), launched on 21 November 2019.
The ENE centre also plays an important role in the Norwegian Marine University Consortium (NMU), which NHH joined on 1 July 2019.