Publisert 26.02.2015 , sist oppdatert 06.04.2022

International cooperation

The main responsibility of NVE’s International Department is to manage cooperations with government agencies working within the renewable energy and water resource sectors.

NVE's workshop on “Revenue Sharing and Taxation” in Oslo 4th – 8th November 2019 was attended by delegates from Mozambique, Bhutan, Uganda and Georgia. The workshop included an excursion to Rjukan and Gaustatoppen.

There are two main categories of cooperation programs

    • Long term Capacity building programmes in selected partner countries in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    • Donor Program Partner (advisory role) in selected partner countries in Eastern Europe financed by the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 Mechanism.

Capasity building

The overall criterion for participation in programmes is that NVE’s involvement makes a difference, with focus on achieving sustainable results and goals.

NVE gives priority to work in areas falling under NVE’s mandate and responsibility in Norway, and where NVE can contribute experience from a public management perspective.

In addition to internal resources, NVE also include external expertise for work in areas outside NVEs core competence or when there is a temporary shortage of capacity.

For more detailed information we refer to NVE’s International Strategy for 2017-2021.

Capacity building is the process of further strengthening the capacities of individuals and organizations to make effective use of national resources, in order to achieve their own sector goals on a long term and sustainable basis.

Read more about the NVE programs:

Head of Section

Michael Steinfeld ( phone: +47 907 43 215

Conctacts in International cooperation

Bjørn Aulie (

Gunn Oland (

Jonas Sandgren (

Kirsten Westgaard (

Arne Søiland (