National Grid North Sea Link Limited
National Grid North Sea Link limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Grid plc, a major UK company which owns and manages gas and electricity infrastructure in the UK and in the north eastern US.
In the UK, the National Grid Group runs the systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country. In the north eastern US, the Group provides power directly to millions of customers. The Group holds a vital position at the center of the energy system, joining everything up.
To meet rising energy demands, National Grid links the UK electricity transmission system to other countries’ networks via interconnectors. Links with France, known as IFA (Interconnexion France Angleterre), and the Netherlands BritNed, have already been developed, work has also now commenced on a UK-Belgium interconnector known as Nemo Link®.
Statnett is state owned and responsible for developing and operating the Norwegian national power grid. Statnett’s main objectives are to develop the next generation grid, to maintain security of supply, contribute to value creation and facilitate better climate solutions.
Statnett is involved in operating and developing interconnectors between Norway and several other European countries, amongst them the subsea cable between Norway and the Netherlands (NorNed), and four interconnectors between Norway and Denmark (SK1-4). Work has begun on an interconnector between Norway and Germany, built by Statnett and partners Tennet and KfW known as Nordlink.