|Passes through||North Sea|
|To||Diele or Brunsbüttel, Germany|
|Type of current||HVDC|
|Total length||623 km (387 mi)|
|Power rating||1,400 MW|
NordLink is a proposed subsea HVDC power cable between Norway and Germany. The over 500 kilometres (310 mi) long cable will have a capacity of 1,400 megawatt (MW) and an operational voltage of 500 kV. It is estimated to cost €1.5–2 billion, which was financed in 2015 when Statnett decided to realize the project. The interconnector is planned installed between a new substation at Ertsmyra (near Tonstad) in Norway and Wilster substation in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. The new connection would be tested in late 2019, and operational in 2020.
The Norwegian state owned company and transmission system operator, Statnett SF, owns 50% of the project, whilst the Dutch transmission system operator TenneT TSO and the German state owned bank KfW own the other half. A cable between Norway and Germany is listed in the EU's projects of common interest (PCI).
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