Norway hands out licence for power link to UK

Norway today dished out a licence to energy firm Statnett for a new interconnector to the UK. The huge cable running under the sea will be able to carry 1,400 megawatts (MW) of electricity and is set to be ready by 2020. Statnett is working with the UK system operator National Grid on the Norway-UK project, […]

Plans to move forward with UK-Norway interconnector

The UK has signed a “co-operation agreement” with Norway to continue work on the electricity interconnector to link the two nations following three years of joint feasibility and development work. The agreement confirms a 50:50 partnership between National Grid and Statnett, the Norwegian transmission system operator. Between £1.5–2 billion is expected to be invested in […]

World’s longest interconnector will link UK and Norway

The world’s longest electricity interconnector is set to be built between the UK and Norway, which is expected to improve energy security for both countries. National Grid signed an agreement with Norwegian power provider Statnett confirming plans for a 1.4GW submarine interconnector. It aims to have the 700km link operational by 2020. The companies are […]