Goodbye, for now!

As I am writing this I can feel the butterflies in my stomach go crazy. Why, you wonder? Because today is the day before our final presentation of the project. The day is (almost) finally here where we get to present what we have been working on for the past seven weeks, which is super…

The Challenges and Opportunities of Diverse Teams

Diversity causes friction, which is a good thing! Diverse teams seem to be the new trend. Why is that? The challenges associated with gathering a group of people who differ along a range of variables can cause conflict, communication difficulties and many other challenges. “Diverse teams feel less comfortable, and that’s why they perform better .”…

What is the Climate Crew up to?

As a hydroelectric power producer, Statkraft’s commitment to providing clean energy is clear. However, the simple fact that the company plays an important role in mitigating climate change is less explicit. That’s where we come in. How should a company like Statkraft communicate about the climate issue and its own contribution to fighting it? To…

Paradise Island

As a student from Germany, who has never spent a long time in Norway, it was obvious to me that I would spend my week of vacation not in Oslo, but somewhere else to discover the nature of the country. Unfortunately, because we have been very busy the last weeks I didn’t have time to…

Meet the Climate Crew

So you have already been introduced to the Future Ways of Working team, but there is more! This year Statkraft has not one, but two summer projects. We are the ones working on Setting the Climate Agenda, a task where we look into climate change. Our goal is to find the best way for Statkraft…

A day at work – Future Ways of Working

We are now almost done with our third week here at Statkraft, and time is flying! As we have now settled in to somewhat of a routine here at the office, we thought we would share what a normal day at work looks like. Our morning meeting starts at 8:15. We set the agenda for…

Introweek – Future Ways of Working

Videoblog Week 1 WATCH HERE We had our first week at the summer project, and what a busy time it’s been! Our schedule was packed from the moment we entered the office Monday morning until the end of the week. This is us!  Firstly, it was really exciting to finally meet the other students, our…

Saying Goodbye

The day for us to say goodbye has suddenly arrived. It’s our last day, yet it feels like only yesterday that we arrived here for the very first time. The summer has gone by incredibly fast, but so much has happened since June. We finished our consumption forecasting tool, and it predicts beyond our expectations!…

What is a blockchain?

As the name suggest a blockchain is a number of blocks that are chained together. But what is a block and how are they chained together? Before we can answer that, we need to know what a hash function is. Hash function A hash function is a function that takes any sized string and produces a…

What does it mean to become digital?

When companies set out to become digital the first question they might ask is “What is the newest technology, and how can we apply it to improve our current business?” . While this is a valid question to ask, it does not really capture what digitalization is. If you ask managers whether or not their company…

Digitalization in the Energy Industry

“AI, energy and biosciences are promising fields where you can make a huge impact”. These are the words of Bill Gates when asked which industry he would choose if he had the chance to go back again to the important moment of deciding his own study path. The question then arises spontaneously, which one of…