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|Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate|
|Ministry or Agency|
|The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) is subordinated to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, and is responsible for the administration of NorwayÂ´s water and energy resources.
The goals of NVE are to ensure consistent and environmentally sound management of water resources, promote an efficient energy market and cost-effective energy systems, and contribute to the economic utilization of energy.
NVE forms Norwayâ€™s national centre of expertise for hydrology and play a central role in organizing contingency measures against floods and other emergencies related to watercourses. It is in charge of maintaining power supplies under emergency conditions nationwide.
NVE takes part in R&D and international cooperative efforts in relevant fields, and is the national competent authority on hydrology. NVE headquarters are in Oslo, with regional offices in TÃ¸nsberg, Hamar, FÃ¸rde, Trondheim and Narvik.