|Passes through||North Sea|
|To||Diele or Brunsbüttel, Germany|
TenneT TSO / KfW
|Type of current||HVDC|
|Total length||623 km (387 mi)|
|Power rating||1,400 MW|
|DC voltage||500 kV|
The cable is currently under test, and full operation is expected in 2021.
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 to be installed between a new substation at Ertsmyra (near Tonstad) in Norway and Wilster substation in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany. The connection is expected to be completed in 2020.  When testing in September 2020, it accidentally imported the full 1,400 MW into Norway for almost a minute, causing cascading grid effects such as a 0.5 Hz frequency change across the Nordic synchronous area. 
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).
|Tonstad HVDC converter station|
|Djupvik Cable Terminal|
|Wilster HVDC converter station|
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