National Grid North Sea Link Limited granted electricity interconnector licence

On 20th June 2013 National Grid North Sea Link Limited was granted an electricity interconnector licence by the Gas & Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem).

The license authorises National Grid North Sea Link Limited to participate in the operation of the NSN Link – an electricity interconnector between the UK and Norway.

The NSN Link interconnector will consist of subsea and underground cables connected to a converter station and an electricity substation in each country, which will allow electricity to flow in either direction between the two countries. An electricity interconnector licence is required under the Electricity Act 1989 and cannot be held in conjunction with any other electricity licence.

For more information, please visit Ofgem’s website www.ofgem.gov.uk. A copy of the licence is available from the Ofgem Library, 9 Millbank, London, SWIP 3GE (020 7901 7003) or by email atlibrary@ofgem.gov.uk.