The Norwegian energy system is unique in that virtually all electricity is generated through hydropower. Unlike other Nordic countries with significant thermal electric and heat production and district heating systems, Norway has electrified its energy system to a much greater extent. Much of space heating is electric, and in recent year a push as been made to introduce electric cars.

Like its significant exports of oil, Norway also exports electricity through the Nordic grid, and through goods created in power-intensive industries. Oil powers most transport, and together with gas it powers the offshore extraction industry.

Note: Graph excludes trade in heat and electricity.
Data source: IEA