A link between Denmark and UK
Terry McCormick, head of UK and European Business Development, National Grid said: “This study is an important first step in looking at developing a link between Denmark and UK. More interconnection with Europe supports the integration of renewable energy and gives us more options to balance our network in UK. It could also meet European objectives of bringing more competition to the market. We look forward to working with Energinet to examine the possibilities”.
Very high amounts of wind power
Torben Glar Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Electricity Division, Energinet.dk. said: “Both Great Britain and Denmark are planning for integration of future very high amounts of wind power. Therefore, the study will also look at how the new cable would help both countries export and import renewable power, as well as connecting into a future North Sea ‘super grid’ to connect offshore wind power”.
The study will look at different technical solutions, possible project benefits, potential routes and landing points, the capacity of the cable and potential commissioning timetable. It will also examine how the new cable would help countries export and import renewable power, as well as being part of a future North Sea ‘super grid’ to connect offshore wind power.
Great Britain currently has three operational cable interconnectors with Ireland, France and the Netherlands, and there are projects looking at connections with Norway and Belgium and increasing capacity with France and Ireland.
Denmark has interconnectors with Norway, Sweden and Germany, and is currently building a new interconnector to Norway and is investigating the possibility of establishing an interconnection between Denmark and the Netherlands.