Grid rent prices for private customers

Grid rent (or network tariffs) consist of several components, including a fixed fee, an energy charge and public taxes. Grid rent covers the costs of transporting electricity to your home, including operations, maintenance, infrastructure development and state taxes.

You can influence your grid rent by shifting some of your power consumption to times of the day when there is less of a load on the power grid.  

Grid rent consist of three components 

The grid operator sets the network tariff, but the Norwegian Energy Regulatory Authority (NVE-RME) ensures that the company does not collect higher revenues than allowed by law.

Your grid rent include several components:

  • The fixed fee is what you pay to have access to electricity. One new feature from July 2022 is that the fixed fee consists of different tiers, determined by the three hours when you used the most electricity on average the previous month. The fixed fee covers the costs associated with operating the power grid, as well as costs for metering, settlement and invoicing.

  • The variable cost is related to your electricity consumption and is called the energy charge. You pay a small amount for the use of the power grid for each kilowatt-hour you consume.

The public taxes include a statutory contribution to the Enova energy fund, electricity tax and value-added tax. If your consumption is 20,000 kWh, state taxes make up more than half of what you pay in grid rent.

The grid operator decides how to allocate the remaining costs between the fixed fee and the energy charge. Please note that the electricity price is in addition to the grid rent.

1. Fixed fee

The fixed fee is determined by categorizing your electrical consumption in to usage tiers. These tiers are based on your own electrical consumption, and are calculated by using the average of the three highest hours you used electricity the most (spread across three different days) during the course of a month. You can see this in the Elvia app.

Prices/network tariffs apply to all private customers, including all types of residences and holiday homes. You can find historical price information here (Norwegian only).

Fixed fee

Tier 1

Daily maximum
kWh per hour




Tier 2

Daily maximum
kWh per hour




Tier 3

Daily maximum
kWh per hour




Tier 4

Daily maximum
kWh per hour




Tier 5

Daily maximum
kWh per hour




Our calculations show that most private customers never go beyond Tier 5.
(If the average of three daily maximums is 2 kWh, you fall into Tier 2. For example: Fixed fee tier 2: 2–4.9 kWh. Fixed fee tier 3: 5–9.9 kWh)

Price list for households with a higher daily maximum:

  • Trinn 6
    Daily maximum 20–25 kWh per hour – NOK 650 per month

  • Trinn 7
    Daily maximum 25–50 kWh per hour – NOK 1,225 per month

  • Trinn 8
    Daily maximum 50–75 kWh per hour – NOK 1,800 per month

  • Trinn 9
    Daily maximum 75–100 kWh per hour – NOK 2,375 per month

  • Trinn 10
    Daily maximum over 100 kWh per hour – NOK 4,750 per month

2. The energy component

The energy component is determined based on your electricity consumption in kilowatt hours (kWh). This is also based on the time of day when you use electricity.

Energy component, NOK/kWh

Energy component from January-March





Energy component from April-December





(Energy component before taxes)






Day: Weekdays from 06:00 to 22:00 
Night: Weekdays from 22:00 to 06:00 
Weekends: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 

Network tariff brochure for Plus Customers/surplus production (only in Norwegian)

3. Prices include all taxes:

  • Statutory payment to the Energy Fund (Enova) of NOK 0.01 per kWh

  • Electricity tax

    • NOK 0.951 per kWh in the period January to March

    • NOK 0.1644 per kWh in the period April to December

  • 25 percent value-added tax (VAT)

Public taxes are subject to change.


  • Daily maximum: The hour of the day with the highest kWh consumption within 24 hours.

  • Unit of measurement for energy: Kilowatt-hours (kWh).

  • Energy is the ongoing electricity consumption measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Wondering how much electricity you use?

If you are unsure about your typical electricity consumption, we recommend you download the Elvia app. There, you can find your consumption per hour, per day and per month.