NVE report: The power cables to Europe are mainly used for exporting power from Norway

Nordlink - Erna Solberg - Hilde Tonne - Tina BruPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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The power cables to Europe are mainly used to export power out of Norway. This will remain the case for the next 20 years, according to the NVE.

97% of the power flow through the cable to the UK is exported. The cables to the Netherlands and Germany also function to the greatest extent as export cables. The same will be the case in the next decades, according to an NVE analysis, the newspaper Klassekampen writes.

Norway currently has 17 cables to foreign countries. The vast majority go to its Nordic neighbors. But the three newest cables, which connect Norway to the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom, are creating conflict and debate in Norway.

Nordned, which became operational in 2008 and which goes to the Netherlands, has registered 86.7% of exports and 13.3% of imports throughout its lifetime.

Nordlink, which became operational in 2021 and which goes to Germany, has registered 79.3% of exports and 20.7% of imports.

North Sea Link, which became operational in 2021 and which goes to England, has registered 97.2% of exports and 2.8% of imports.

In the “Long-term power market analysis 2021–2040” report, the NVE presented estimates of how the power flow in the two newest cables will develop in the following decades. The NVE predicts that there will be an increase in imports, but that the cables will mainly be used for export by 2040.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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