On Monday, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) presented the report on electrification of the Utsira High for the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment. In the report, the NPD conclude that it is possible to establish a land-based power solution for the fields Sverdrup, Krog, Grieg and Aasen on the Utsira High by 2022. Further, the NPD warns against a solution with electricity from shore to the entire Utsira High from day one, as it might lead to a delay of the first stage of the major Sverdrup discovery that is planned to start production in 2019. Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, is satisfied with the conclusion, and says that he wish to avoid any delays of the first stage. Not all political parties are as satisfied with the report. The Socialist Left Party and the Christian Democratic Party claim that the report is incomplete. – I recognize Statoil`s formulations and am surprised that the Directorate has not included independent competence when analyzing such important issues, says Christian Democrat, Kjell Ingolf Ropstad. – It seems like the NPD has based their considerations on Statoil`s considerations. This affect the Directorate`s credibility as an independent organ, says Heikki Eidsvikk Holmås in the Socialist Lest Party.