Transmission in 'Business as usual'


No incentives for large scale investments in new interconnectors exist.

The capacity of the Norwegian transmission grid will not increase substantially due to strong opposition from local communities, environment protection and other groups. The existing bottlenecks in the system are not likely to be removed.

Interconnectors are built only to cover the risks of not having enough water in reservoirs during extremely dry years with cold and long winters. The planned interconnectors with Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany will be built, increasing the export capacity to approximately 5 GW. Transmission connection NorGer and Nord.Link are built. NorBrit is approved (large increase of off-shore renewable energy production in England).

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