About the centre

About the centre

Norwegian Hydropower Centre (Norwegian abbreviation NVKS) is a national centre which aims to ensure and develop research and education in hydropower related technology. The centre is a cooperation between universities, various research institutions, the hydropower industry as well as Norwegian authorities. The centre's headquarters are located at NTNU in Trondheim.

The structure of the board reflects the centre's close contact with the industry, as well as its interdisciplinary focus. The engineering committees are led by experienced professionals from NTNU and consists of representatives from the centre's sponsors. 

 

 


Administration

 

Executive Manager Hege Brende
Coordinator Anette Havmo

 


Board

 

Ivar Arne Børset              Statkraft
Eivind Heløe Energi Norge
Alf Inge Berget E-CO
Rune Flatby NVE
Ole-Morten Midtgård NTNU
Carl Thodesen NTNU
Terese Løvås NTNU
   

 


Purpose

Purpose

 
The Norwegian Hydropower Centre's objectives are to obtain and coordinate effort and resources towards hydropower related education, research and development at NTNU and cooperating partners. This will ensure optimized development of Norwegian hydropower resources and competence.
 
The detailed objectives are;
 
  1. Ensure recruitment through excellent research based education with relevance for both NTNU and cooperating partners.
  2. Strengthen basic education at NTNU and cooperating institutions.
  3. Facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation and communication.
  4. Strengthen communication between research environments and the industry.
  5. Convey knowledge and competense to the industry
  6. Contribute towards the implementation of research results by the industry.
  7. Identify relevant research topics
  8. Promote research at a high international level and ensure good international communication