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Kristine Fiksen

Partner
kristine.fiksen@thema.no
+47 402 13 810

Kristine Fiksen has extensive experience in renewable energy, combined with expertise in strategy, management, technology, market, product and business development. Specific fields in the energy industry are the end user market, biofuels, district heating and the use of rechargeable vehicles. Before joining THEMA in 2010, Kristine worked for Econ Pöyry and Akershus Energi. In addition, Kristine worked seven years in the media industry, primarily with the Internet services of Schibsted companies and Eniro. Her areas of expertise include scenario analysis, strategy, business development, market analysis, grid investments, renewable energy technology (power, heat and transport).

Kristine Fiksen holds an MSc in industrial management, specializing in energy technology

Do we need power grids in the future? If so, how should they be regulated? »

Digitalisation and new technologies, climate policy and new customer preferences will change the characteristics of the power system. This also means that grid regulations should be adapted to deal with new challenges and to adopt new solutions.

What emissions reduction can be achieved in Norway by new car technologies? »

Norway has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions with 40 percent in 2030. This ambition cannot be achieved without cutting emissions in the transport sector. How can new car technologies and policies assist in achieving this?

Increased electrification of transport – are grid companies ready to cope with this? »

The increase in the use of electric vehicles and fast-charging stations is known to most, but also ferries, buses and (docked) ships can largely be electrified in a relatively short time. The interface between the transport and energy sectors is new and more dialogue is needed to ensure a green transport revolution without excessive costs.

ICT in utilities – from barrier to driver for structural changes in the power sector »

The ICT-systems has often been mentioned as an essential barrier to structural changes for Norwegian grid operation. We believe this no longer is true as this barrier is substantial reduces after the central hub is in place. As the role of ICT in the power sector is increasing, we believe this will will be an […]

How is demand response and prosumers regulated in the Nordics? »

The role of demand response and micro-production (prosumers) in the Nordic power markets is expected to increase. This report summarises a mapping of the current national regulation relevant for these issues.

Regulations are important for smart grids »

The development of «smart grids» and utilization of demand flexibility in order to reduce grid investments is currently discussed both in Norway and in the EU. The significance of grid regulation for the development and operation of smart grids is however, often forgotten.

Stones in a river

Concepts for capacity based distribution network tariffs »

On May 7th, the Norwegian energy regulator (NVE) published a concept hearing where they propose new principles for residual tariffs in the Norwegian distribution grids, based on capacity charges rather than energy charges. In order to be more efficient than today’s energy based charges, capacity charges should however be designed as neutrally as possible.

Electric vans

How to get people to choose electric vans? »

While sales of electric cars have virtually exploded and despite several van-models coming on the market in 2014, we have yet to see the same trend in the market for vans.

Incentives for electrical vans »

In Norway, fossil fueled vehicles dominate the market for vans. Even though several models are available on the market, companies and smaller firms find electrical vans less attractive due to several practical limitations.

Demand response in the Nordic countries »

Input to strategy on demand flexibility.