New electricity link between Blyth and Norway

The North Sea Link will connect the electricity systems of the UK and Norway via high voltage subsea cables that run from Blyth to Kvilldal.

Linking British and Nordic energy markets will bring a number of benefits, including:

  • Increasing the security of electricity supplies for both countries.
  • Providing opportunities for shared use of renewable energy – helping both countries to meet domestic and international renewable and climate change targets.
  • Providing additional transmission capacity for electricity to be traded between both countries, supporting economic growth in Norway and the UK.

Passing through Norwegian and British waters, NSL aims to be operational in 2021 and will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world.


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