Why are interconnectors needed?
Interconnectors play an important role in meeting a number of challenges facing the energy sector.
The cables will increase security of supply in both countries allowing to import more electricity at a lower price when margins are tight. There will be an increased market for power producers when there is a surplus of power in the national market.
This allows to facilitate for higher production and consumption of renewable energy in both Norway and the UK thereby contributing to future climate-friendly energy.
The interconnector will contribute to a more predictable supply situation and price throughout the year and from year to year.