The Skien city council had final voting for the Gromstul zoning application the 31th of May 2018. After fruitful and positive discussions the city council voted yes for the zoning application. The party Rødt voted against the zoning with one vote. The three week appeal period resulted in no appeals, and in end of June 2018 the Gromstul zoning was fully approved.
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate will hopefully finalize the Power license application early Autumn 2018.
The project works througout the summer to cover in detail issues with regards to roads, water, fiber, power etc.