Danish-Norwegian interconnector to switch primary direction

By the end of January, the interconnector between Denmark and Norway will change primary direction, allowing Denmark to ramp up electricity export.

Photo: Energinet / Lars Horn / Baghuset

By Jan. 28, Norwegian utility Statnett and Danish compatriot Energinet will switch Norway and Denmark's roles as primary importer and exporter of electricity through the Skagerrak interconnector. Accordingly, the current capacities will be swapped, writes Energinet in a press release.

This will enable Denmark to export 1,632MW to Norway, while Norway will be able to export 1,110MW to Denmark. The roles have been the opposite since Oct. 16, 2020.

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