Statnett and E.ON mull Norway-Germany subsea cable

10 January 2008 - The Norwegian and German transmission system operators, Statnett and E.ON Netz, have agreed to launch a joint feasibility study to assess the technical and financial potential for building a sub sea DC-cable between Norway and Germany.

The capacity of such a new interconnector, named NORD.LINK, is expected to be in the range of 700 to 1400 MW. The feasibility study will start immediately.

The two companies will investigate potential benefits and risks resulting from an interconnector between the two electrical systems of continental Europe and the Nordic countries.

Different patterns of generation with large thermal and growing wind power on the Continent versus large hydro capacities in Northern Europe are expected to offer mutual benefits, however on the other hand there may be some risk of worsening existing bottlenecks in the grid.

NORD.LINK is expected to be financially rewarding for both generators and consumers based on similar fundamentals as in the past and expected developments in consumption, production and prices in both markets. The feasibility study will analyse the relevant matters in relation to NORD.LINK prior to a possible investment decision.

A cable between Norway and Germany is listed in the EU`s program for trans-European electricity networks, which aims for improved market integration in Europe and insofar supported by the EU.

Statnett and E.ON Netz intend to finalize their feasibility study by autumn 2008. Then on the basis of the results talks with the national regulators for ensuring an appropriate return on investment will be started.

Sponsored by FLSmidth
Recommend this article Recommend this article () You recommended this article You recommended this article ()
Follow Power Engineering on Twitter

Products Showcase

Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Latest News

Shutterstock coal production trucks

Weekly Coal Production

The Weekly Coal Production shows how much coal is being produced across the U.S.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Weekly Economic Indicators financial business

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' Economic Indicators

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas offers a glimpse into how the markets are doing domestical...

Kvaerner awarded contract for gas-fired power plant in Delaware

Kvaerner North American Construction Inc. and its joint venture partner, Parsons Brinckerhoff...

Canadian Solar purchases two solar projects

Canadian Solar Inc. has acquired a majority interest in two utility-scale solar power project...

Operators Restart Unit 2 at PPL Susquehanna

Unit 2 at the PPL Susquehanna nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa. resumed generating electr...

Settlement agreement limits cost recovery at Edwardsport

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Dec. 27 modified and approved a settlemen...

Toshiba in talks to sell portion of Westinghouse nuclear unit

Toshiba Corp is in talks  to sell up to 16% of its stake in the Westinghouse Electric Co...

Utah nixes nuclear waste storage facility

Plans to park radioactive waste at a storage facility in Utah have been officially called off.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Buyers Guide Categories

Power Engineering Current Issue

03/01/2014
Volume 118, Issue 3
1403PE-cover

Buyers Guide Product Listings

Transmission Services

Blattner Energy is a diversified electrical gen...

Sargent & Lundy Engineering & Design Services

Our experience and capabilities for power deliv...

Buyers Guide Company Listings

SuperPower Inc

Develops high temperature, superconducting wire and devices for electric power generation, transmission, distribution and strorage, including power cables, transformers, fault current limiters, SMES and more.

Tech Products Inc

A global source for quality identification products including pole tags, transmission tower (aerial) markers and substation signs. Our focus is on making the best product.

Realtime Utility Engineers

Leading consulting engineering firm providing substation and transmission line engineering services to electric utilities, generation and wind developers nationwide. Complete project delivery of any scope and size.

Baldwin Filters

Manufacturer of air, oil, hydraulic, fuel, transmission, and coolant filters.

Power Industry Wire News

Energy Industry Leader Michael Allman Joins VIA Motors Board of Directors

Energy Industry Leader Michael Allman Joins VIA Motors Board of Directors

BioCNG, LLC Announces Award of BioCNG(TM) Vehicle Fuel System and Pipeline for Grand Junction, Colorado's Persigo WWTP

BioCNG, LLC Announces Award of BioCNG(TM) Vehicle Fuel System and Pipeline for Grand Ju...

Market Data Management Solutions Provider, GlobalView, Adds NGX Real-Time Indices

Market Data Management Solutions Provider, GlobalView, Adds NGX Real-Time Indices

ElectraTherm Enters Canada's Natural Gas Compression Market Converting Waste Heat to Power at a Natural Gas Compressor Station

ElectraTherm Enters Canada's Natural Gas Compression Market Converting Waste Heat to Po...

Enerpulse Technologies Announces Technology Advancement With Nano-Plasma Assisted Combustion n-PAC(TM)

Enerpulse Technologies Announces Technology Advancement With Nano-Plasma Assisted Combu...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>