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Norway's existing international electricity interconnections [free access]

March 2, 2009

Statnett owns and operates several electricity interconnectors between Norway and other Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden and Finland). It also has one interconnection with Russia. Last year, the company put the NorNed cable - the 700 MW HVDC interconnector with the Netherlands - in operation. At 580 km, this is the longest undersea electricity cable in the world, connecting the Nordic regional electricity market to mainland Europe. So far, the flow of electricity on the link has been from Norway to the Netherlands.

 

Interconnection

Voltage rating (kV)

Maximum transmission capacity (MW)

Length (km)

Denmark-Norway

 

From

To

 

Tjele-Kristiansand (Skagerrak 1,2,3)

250/350

1,000

1,000

240

Finland-Norway

 

 

 

 

Ivalo-Varangerbotn

220

100

100

228

Norway-Sweden

 

 

 

 

Sildvik-Tornehamn

132

1,000

1,300

39

Ofoten-Ritsem

400

58

Røssåga-Ajaure

220

117

Nea-Järpströmmen

275

100

Lutufallet-Höljes

132

40

20

18

Eidskog-Charlottenberg

132

100

100

13

Hasle-Borgvik

400

2,200

2,150

106

Halden-Skogssäter

400

135

Norway-Russia

 

 

 

 

Kirkenes-Boris Gleb

154

100

100

10

Norway - Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Feda-Eemshaven

450

700

700

580

 

Source: Nordel website

Electricity exchange in the Nordic region in 2007 (GWh)


Norway is a net exporter of electricity. It exported over 15,000 GWh of power in 2007, with a large portion (over 70 per cent) going to Sweden, and imported over 5,000 GWh. Thus, net exports amounted to over 10,000 GWh in 2007.

 

From

To

 

 

Denmark

Finland

Norway

Sweden

Others*

Total

Denmark

NA

-

1,159

2,462

7,807

11,428

Finland

-

NA

110

3,690

21

3,821

Norway

3,974

202

NA

11,144

-

15,320

Sweden

5,039

4,213

3,826

NA

4,069

17,147

Others*

1,465

12,092

190

1,166

NA

14,913

Total

10,478

16,507

5,285

18,462

11,897

 

 

NA: not applicable

* Includes Russia, Germany, Poland and Estonia. Of these, Norway has electricity trade with only Russia

 Source: Nordel website