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Norway – can water spillage be avoided?

Eylert Ellefsen

An extreme hydrological situation across Norway. The hydrological balance by the end of February is estimated to be 22.5 TWh, which is close to an all-time high. During the last 20 years, we have only seen comparable situations during 2000 and 2005.

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Energy Quantified's Eylert Ellefsen on Montel Weekly podcast

Jon Moen Drange

Hydro levels in the Nordic region are at levels never seen before at this time of year, while southern parts of Europe have also been very wet. Listen to Mr Hydrology, aka Eylert Ellefsen, talk about the unusually high precipitation and the impact on wholesale power prices from Trondheim to Tarragona.

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Normalized hydropower situation in the Southeast Europe by Christmas and New Year's Eve

Eylert Ellefsen

Despite a dry spell in October, the hydropower situation in Southeast Europe improved significantly during a wet November. Throughout December, the situation has normalized in most areas.

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Extreme snow levels in the Alps – and more to come during Christmas week

Eylert Ellefsen

The snow conditions across the Alps are superb before the Christmas week, close to 150% of normal levels. Weather outlooks are wet too so that the hydrological balance will improve further towards New Year’s Eve.

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Nordic hydrology; no surprise during Christmas period

Eylert Ellefsen

EQ expects the hydropower situation in the Nord Pool areas to be rather stable during the Christmas period, with moderate precipitation levels, slightly declining hydrological balance and rather mild temperatures‍.

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