Pubblicato in: Economia e Produzione Industriale, Problemia Energetici, Regno Unito

North Sea Link. Un capolavoro ingegneristico che trasferisce corrente tra UK e Norvegia.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-10-09.

2021-10-06__ Norvegia 000

«North Sea Link. The world’s longest subsea interconnector linking the UK and Norway.

North Sea Link is a 720 kilometre subsea interconnector linking the electricity systems of the UK and Norway.

The 1400 megawatt interconnector stretches from Blyth in the UK, across the North Sea, to Kvilldal in Norway.

By enabling the sharing of renewable energy between the two countries, North Sea Link delivers offers consumers at both ends access to cleaner and more secure energy.

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

– Providing opportunities for shared use of renewable energy – helping both countries to meet domestic and international renewable and climate change targets.

– Increasing the security of electricity supplies for both countries.

– Providing additional transmission capacity for electricity to be traded between both countries, supporting economic growth in Norway and the UK.» [North Sea Link]

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«The world’s longest under-sea electricity cable, transferring green power between Norway and the UK, has begun operation»

«The 450-mile (725km) cable connects Blyth in Northumberland with the Norwegian village of Kvilldal»

«At full 1,400 megawatt capacity it will import enough hydro-power to supply 1.4 million homes»

«remarkable feat of engineering»

«It has four other power cables running to Belgium, France and the Netherlands»

«Hydropower in Norway and wind power in the UK are subject to weather conditions and fluctuations in demand»

«North Sea Link (NSL) is also a great example of two countries working together»

«power can be exported from the UK when wind generation is high and electricity demand low, or be imported from Norway when demand is high and wind generation low»

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La North Sea Link è riuscita a risolvere molteplici problemi tecnici di ardua soluzione, che aprono la strada alle interconnessioni su lunghe distanze pur contenendo le dispersioni entro limiti accettabili ed economicamente remunerativi.

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Full power ahead for UK to Norway under-sea power cable.

The world’s longest under-sea electricity cable, transferring green power between Norway and the UK, has begun operation.

The 450-mile (725km) cable connects Blyth in Northumberland with the Norwegian village of Kvilldal.

At full 1,400 megawatt capacity it will import enough hydro-power to supply 1.4 million homes, National Grid said.

National Grid Ventures president Cordi O’Hara said it was a “remarkable feat of engineering”.

He added: “We had to go through mountains, fjords and across the North Sea to make this happen.

“North Sea Link (NSL) is also a great example of two countries working together to maximise their renewable energy resources for mutual benefit.”

National Grid said the €1.6bn (£1.37bn) joint venture with Norwegian power operator Statnett would help the UK reduce carbon emissions by 23 million tonnes by 2030.

It has four other power cables running to Belgium, France and the Netherlands and said 90% of energy imported in this way would be from zero carbon sources by 2030.

Hydropower in Norway and wind power in the UK are subject to weather conditions and fluctuations in demand.

Using NSL, renewable power can be exported from the UK when wind generation is high and electricity demand low, or be imported from Norway when demand is high and wind generation low.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy minister Greg Hands said NSL enabled both countries to “benefit from the flexibility and energy security that interconnectors provide”.

He added: “This pioneering partnership shows first-hand how crucial international cooperation will be in helping us to deliver on our net zero ambitions.”