HVDC Norway–Great Britain
|NSN Link |
|Passes through||North Sea|
National Grid plc
|Type of current||HVDC|
|Total length||711 km (442 mi)|
|Power rating||1,400 MW|
|Number of circuits||2|
The NSN Link,  is a subsea high-voltage direct current electricity cable under construction between Norway and the United Kingdom. It is a joint project of the transmission system operators Statnett and National Grid plc.
The project was first proposed in 2003 when Statnett and National Grid prepared a 1,200 MW interconnector between Suldal in Norway and Easington, County Durham, in the United Kingdom. This project was suspended.
On 6 October 2009, Statnett and National Grid announced they were conducting a feasibility study of the cable. According to the pre-feasibility study the project will be economically and technologically feasible. It will be a commercial cable jointly owned by Statnett and NGIL, a subsidiary of National Grid. The Norwegian government has permitted the cable. In March 2015, Statnett and National Grid announced a decision to "start the construction phase", a month after announcing the "Nemo link", a similar connection with Belgium.
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