Sørlige Nordsjø II is one of two initial areas reserved for wind at sea in Norway and is situated closer to the rest of Europe than any other offshore wind sites. Nevertheless, Oslo has decided that the first section of this area will only be hooked up to Norway through a radial cable, which can only transmit power ashore from the offshore installations.
”The advantage of a radial is that you transmit more power to Norway at a faster rate. The disadvantage is that such a connection strains the wind farm at a cost of EUR per kWh. That’s an added cost,” notes head of press, media and business development at Norseman Wind Harald Dirdal to EnergyWatch.