NordLink breaks down in trial operations
failed during the trial operations and caused significant disruption in
the Nordic countries on 10 September 2020 at 10:11.
Finland’s transmission system operator, Fingrid has reported short-term
changes in voltage and frequency due to NordLink
At least one power plant in Finland was disconnected from the grid.
Submarine cable providers, NKT and Nexans were awarded EPCI contracts for
On 7 September,
Nexans announced the first electric current went through the Nordlink
capacity of 70 megawatts was transferred from Norway to Germany, and the
corresponding capacity was returned. NKT has also indicated that they are
moving towards final steps of the submarine cable.
623 km long interconnector
will connect the German and Norwegian energy markets for the first time.
Electricity from wind and hydropower will be exchanged to ensure a share
of renewables in the energy mix.