Norway's Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Aasland has received a report from the Electricity Grid Committee, which suggests that large companies can switch off power at times to save consumers expensive investments in the power grid. The Minister says there may be small time spams when consumption is extremely high, for example in the midst of the winter. Then, a company may be able to switch off and the need for grid development would be reduced. The report also suggests that the current power grid should be better utilised. Both the Committee and the Minister are of the opinion that the grid should be developed in a way that is most economical from the society's point-of-view, and in a pace that neither hampers desired electrification nor generates higher grid fees.