Gas, Electricity, Water in Oslo


When moving into a Norwegian home, you will usually find that the utilities have not been disconnected and the electricity and water accounts just need to be transferred into your name.

For some common Norwegian phrases associated with utilities, consult this short list of terms.


Gas is not used as much as oil in Norway. The country is rich in oil exports.


As per the rules of the Norwegian Water and Energy Directorate (NVE), consumers must read their meters every alternate month starting lst January and report the same to their power company. The monthly bill includes a fixed fee of NOK 75 and power at the rate of NOK 0.5763 per KWh. The most common payment method for utilities services is through the bank either in person, online, at the post office or by mail.

Electricity is the main form of energy used for heating in Norwegian homes.

Oslo gets its power supply from Hafslund ASA. To create an account, call Hafslund Stram at 815 44 660 between 8AM to 8 PM from Monday to Friday. In case there is an interruption in power supply, call the Hafslund Netts Operations centre any hour of the day at 815 30 400-9.


Tap water in Oslo is some of the purest in the world and can be safely consumed.

Oslo is served by two water treatment plants at Oset in Kjelsas and Skullerud. The Oslo Water and Sewerage Works (VAV) provides public water supply and sewerage services. It can be contacted on +47 23 43 7033 or +47 90 85 74 51 and at

Update 16/08/2010


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