Hedmark & Oppland Energy Agency
Managing Director: Elisabeth Krokeide
Contact: managing director
Inland Norway Energy Agency (Energiråd innlandet) is the first of its kind in Norway, and was officially opened 28 August 2009 by the State Secretary Sigrid Hjørnegård.
The Energy Agency was established by the Regional County Administrations of Hedmark and Oppland, and the regional energy company Eidsiva Energi. The Inland Norway Energy Agency is established with the support of the EU Intelligent Energy Programme, and is part of a powerful network of some 400 energy agencies across Europe.
The vision of the energy agency is "Inland Norway carbone neutral before 2030", which is in line with the national Norwegian climate goals. Another important goal of the energy agency, is to assist the implementation of the goals of the EU Green Package, before 2020.
The inland Norway Energy Agency is located at the Energy House in the town of Gjøvik by the beautiful lake Mjøsa and has three employees.
The main objectives for the office are:
- Provide highly qualified, independent and up to date information and advices about rational use of energy (RUE) and development of renewable energy sources (RES)
- Stimulate the use of relevant state-of-the-art technology and best practise in the Inland Region and other parts of Norway
- Dissemination and public awareness activities among individual households, local business and public authorities.