News Digest Item
16 Sep 2016

“Construction begins on power line NordLink”


Germany and Norway have started construction on NordLink, the first direct power line between the two countries that will allow the exchange of renewable energy from 2019 on, reports dpa. The 620 kilometre long, mostly underwater transmission line showed “how well grid expansion in [the northernmost German state] Schleswig-Holstein works,” said Robert Habeck, the state’s energy transition minister.

Find the article in German here and a government press release here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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