Deployment of Norwegian wind power plants has increased dramatically the last five years. A record of 1532 MW was commissioned in 2020, and over 1 100 MW of wind power capacity was under construction in Norway at the end of the year, all onshore.
Fifteen projects were fully commissioned in 2020, and one additional project started producing electricity. Adding to this, one project was reestablished. The sizes of the projects varied from 7 to 47 wind turbines. Costs for the projects stayed relatively unchanged from the previous year, and a preliminary estimate of the weighted average LCOE for the fully commissioned projects was 28 €/MWh.
Wind resources in 2020 were higher than normal, resulting in a capacity weighted production index for Norwegian wind farms in 2020 of 108.7 %. The average capacity factor for Norwegian wind farms in normal operation was 37.4%.