Annual Conference 2020

Conference programme

Conference Programme

Conference programme

Welcome. Highlights from the centre’s first year.
NTRANS Director Asgeir Tomasgard


Thematic block 1: The Energy year 2020 and the road ahead

2020 has been an extraordinary energy year. Covid-19 has affected all sectors massively.
At the same time, we have seen protests against wind power and a new investment decision for CCS. We have had low electricity prices and have also seen exciting developments in green investments.
What kind of year have we actually been through, and where does the road ahead towards the low emission society lead us? 


2020: A stress test for sustainable investments
Anne Therese Gullberg, Senior Adviser, Sustainability in Kruse Larsen


NTRANS user partners: Experiences and the way forward

This session provides short reflections on how the events of 2020 have affected different actors and sectors, and how they see the pathway from this year to a low carbon, sustainable future.

  • Toril Christensen, Head of Analysis at BKK
  • Andreas K. Enge, Director of strategy and development, AtB
  • Simon James Loveland, Climate and Society, Trondheim Municipality
  • Marita Jarstad, Hydrogen Project Manager, Saga Fjordbase
  • Svein-Erik Losnegård, Program Manager Sustainable Development, Gassco

10.15-11.15 Researchers' perspectives

2020: A Covid-story. Implications for research, work and everyday-life
Ivana Suboticki, Gisle Solbu, Ruth Woods (NTNU-KULT)


2020: The year of controversy. Headwinds, climate lawsuits and the way forward
Ragnhild Freng Dale (Vestlandsforskning)


2020: Too much of a good thing? What do we do about surplus power production?
Stefan Jaehnert (SINTEF Energy)


Discussion: What have we been through and where do we go from here?

11.15 Break

Fresh ideas: contributions from PhDs and Postdocs


NTRANS research sprint and policy brief: From knowledge to action
Researchers Pernille Seljom (IFE) and Marius Korsnes (NTNU-KULT)


Comments from user partner. Philip Mortensen from Oslo Municipality, Climate dep.

12.30-13.00 Lunch break

Thematic block 2: The energy transition in the coastal and maritime Norway, looking towards the outside world.

13.00 Offshore wind 
Hanne Wigum, Manager Wind & Solar Technology Equinor

Coastal towns' role in the restructuring
Ola Teigen, Mayor of Kinn municipality


Energy supply for near coastal maritime transport - opportunities and challenges
Kevin Gould, Business Development Manager, New Business Hydrogen at Statkraft


Ports as zero emission energy hubs. Opportunities and challenges
Sigrid Damman (Sintef Digital)

13.40 What national port infrastructure means for the transition to zero emission shipping
Senior Adviser Einar Bjørshol, The Norwegian Coastal Administration.

Electricity at sea 
Øyvind Leistad, Marketing Director Enova SF


Discussion: The maritime nation of Norway and the great decarbonisation. Opportunities and challenges.

14.30 Break

Financing the energy transition
Idar Kreutzer, CEO of Finance Norway


What have we learned and where does the road continue?
Gunnar S. Eskeland (NHH)