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Energy companies investigate Norway-Scotland interconnector project. Scandinavian and Scottish utility companies have signed a cooperation agreement to study the feasibility of building a subsea cable connecting Norway to Scotland. The deal involves Norway’s E-Co Energi, Agder Energi (AE) and Lyse, Sweden’s Vattenfall, as well as Scotland’s SSE Interconnector Limited, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The five companies have established a joint interconnector development company NorthConnect. NorthConnect enjoys governmental support. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that the Scottish European Green Energy Centre will contribute €50,000 to the project at a recent Scottish Renewables Agency Conference in Aberdeen.

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Energy companies investigate Norway-Scotland interconnector project

Published on Friday, 4th February, 2011 at 14:26 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last Updated on 5th February 2011 at 20:23.

Scandinavian and Scottish utility companies have signed a cooperation agreement to study the feasibility of building a subsea cable connecting Norway to Scotland.

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The deal involves Norway’s E-Co Energi, Agder Energi (AE) and Lyse, Sweden’s Vattenfall, as well as Scotland’s SSE Interconnector Limited, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The five companies have established a joint interconnector development company NorthConnect.

NorthConnect enjoys governmental support. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced that the Scottish European Green Energy Centre will contribute €50,000 to the project at a recent Scottish Renewables Agency Conference in Aberdeen.

“I am delighted to announce the signing today of an agreement between Scottish and Southern Energy and leading Norwegian and Swedish energy companies to work towards the building of an electricity interconnector carrying power to and from Scandinavia, with North East Scotland being well placed to be the obvious choice,” he said.

The joint venture NorthConnect will conduct a three to four years feasibility study to develop, build and operate a two-way flow High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electricity interconnector between Norway and the UK.

Two landing points will be required, one on each end of the subsea cable linking the two countries, so far believed to measure between 550 km and 700 km.

SSE Chief Executive Ian Merchant explained that such projects are the future of the sustainable European energy sector, at the same time ensuring an environmentally friendly development of the industry.

“Scotland and Norway have rich and diverse natural resources from which to produce large amounts of electricity, and an interconnector could allow the potential of those complementary resources to be fulfilled by meeting the needs of customers across North West Europe.”




Published on Friday, 4th February, 2011 at 14:26 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.
Last updated on 5th February 2011 at 20:23.

This post has the following tags: alexsalmond, agderenergi, lyse, e-coenergi, vattenfall, sseinterconnectorlimited, northconnect, interconnector.


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