The main objective of this project is to identify the driving forces and hindrances behind Norwegian households becoming electricity 'prosumers' – not only consumers, but producers as well.

Furthermore, the sub-objectives of the project, to be investigated by separate work packages, are:

  • To improve our understanding of differences and similarities in the prosumer policies in the UK, Germany and Norway.
  • To understand why some households in Norway decide to become engaged as prosumers, what their experiences are, how they use energy at home and how they respond to regulations and solutions offered by central stakeholders.
  • To improve our understanding of how emerging prosumer participation in the energy system is perceived and handled by central stakeholders.
  • To provide perspectives to policymakers, energy suppliers and relevant industry actors on the conditions for increased participation of prosumers in the Norwegian energy system.

FNI is leading the investigations into the first of these sub-objectives, mapping and analysing prosumer-relevant regulations and framework conditions in Norway, as well as leading similar analyses for the UK and Germany.

More information (in Norwegian) at CICERO's project webpage.

Project period: 2015-2018


  • Research Council of Norway (ENERGIX Programme)
  • Agder Energi AS
  • Lyse Elnett AS
  • Skagerak Energi AS
  • Akershus County Council
  • Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE)