Norway concerned by power supply ahead of winter  

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Reuters reports that Norway is concerned about a shortfall of hydro power and unreliable nuclear power from Sweden - Norway concerned by power supply ahead of winter.

Norway's oil and energy minister said he was concerned about electricity supply this winter due to lingering troubles at Swedish nuclear reactors and low reservoir levels at hydro power plants.

Last year spot power prices reached all-time highs in the Nordic countries due to lower-than-usual temperatures and unexpected outages at some of Sweden's nuclear reactors.

Terje Riis-Johansen acknowledged that it was a concern that some outages at Swedish reactors occurred unexpectedly or were longer than anticipated. ...

"The Swedish authorities are impatient on the situation around Swedish power stations," he said. "There is a lot of activity at a political level in Sweden about this, so that things happen as quickly as possible."

He added, "It is a real challenge with the coming winter; it is a situation that should be different than it is."

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