Scotland to link UK-Norway interconnector

Scotland has been chosen as the connection point for a UK-Norway electricity interconnector, it was announced today. Developer NorthConnect has signed an agreement with Britain’s National Grid for a connection […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Scotland has been chosen as the connection point for a UK-Norway electricity interconnector, it was announced today.

Developer NorthConnect has signed an agreement with Britain’s National Grid for a connection into the UK’s power grid at Peterhead, which is expected to increase energy security and help exchange renewable power between the two countries.

The news follows €690,000 (£575,000) funding given by the EU earlier this year to help NorthConnect examine the electricity connectivity between the two nations.

The power cable is planned to have a capacity of 1,400MW and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.

Britain already has a subsea power interconnector with France and a 1,000MW power cable linking it to the Netherlands.