Why connect the UK and Norway?
By allowing the UK and Norway to trade power the interconnector will bring benefits to both countries, North Sea Link would:
- Help secure electricity supplies for the UK and Norway
- Help increase opportunities for shared use of renewable energy - hydropower from Norway and a mix of generation including wind power in the UK
- Provide additional transmission capacity for suppliers and generators of electricity to trade more effectively
- Contribute to more stable electricity prices in both countries