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About Hydro Energy

With more than a century of experience in renewable energy, Hydro is one of the top three operators of power production in Norway, and a significant market player in the Nordics and Brazil. We are also active developers of business opportunities in the energy sectors, especially in renewable power and in energy storage solutions.

Exterior of the Hydro Såheim building, winter night

Energy, in several forms, is a significant element of Hydro’s value chain. About 50 percent of the cash operating costs of primary aluminum production are energy related, and power cost is a major cost-differentiating element for aluminum plants around the globe.  

The low carbon footprint of Hydro’s aluminum is a unique competitive advantage, and it is in large enabled by efficient technology and emission-free power in the aluminum production process.  

Because it takes a lot of energy to produce primary aluminum, it is very important to use energy sources that leave a small carbon footprint. An aluminum plant which bases its electricity on coal leaves a CO2 footprint five times larger than one that bases its production on electricity from renewable sources.

On these pages you can find out more about Energy’s operations and our strategy.  

Hydro Energy facts

  • Norway’s third largest renewables operator and significant market player in Nordics and Brazil
  • Center of excellence for all energy matters across Hydro’s businesses
  • Strategic partner and owner of several new energy businesses