UK-Norway Interconnector Secures Connection Point In Scotland

North Sea electricity link will connect to the UK grid in Peterhead

NorthConnect, the Interconnector Development Company planning an interconnector between the United Kingdom and Norway, has signed an agreement with the TSO National Grid, securing a connection point in Peterhead Scotland. The agreement paves the way for further detailed planning of the grid connection on the British part of the interconnector. NorthConnect is jointly owned by Vattenfall, SSE and three Norwegian companies, E-CO Energi, Agder Energi and Lyse,

When in operation, NorthConnect will be the first interconnector to directly connect the UK’s electricity network with Scandinavia and will contribute to enhanced security of energy supply in both the Scandinavian and the UK market. Furthermore it will facilitate the development of renewable generation in both regions, as the high penetration of wind generation in UK and hydro-energy in Scandinavia complement each other. From a pan-European perspective, NorthConnect will make a significant contribution towards the development of the internal European market for electricity, with increased competition between regions in Northern Europe, and a cost-efficient realization of the targets for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy in Europe.

The agreement with National Grid is an important milestone in the development of the NorthConnect Interconnector.

NorthConnect is planned with a capacity of 1.400 MW and is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020

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