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Europe’s NordLink interconnector begins operation

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has energised the NordLink project, a 623 km high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity interconnection that links the German and Norwegian power markets for the first time. 

The connection provides the German power grid with reliable access to Norway’s hydropower resources, while offering Norway access to Germany’s growing base of wind and solar resources. 

The company designed, engineered and supplied the two converter stations – located in Southern Norway and Northern Germany – at the heart of the NordLink project. The converter stations have been delivered to a consortium of transmission system operators, Statnett and TenneT, and the state-owned German development bank, KfW.

News Item details

Journal title: Energy World

Organisation: Hitachi

Subjects: Interconnectors -

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