Germany, Norway Open NordLink Undersea Power Cable

Jun 1, 2021 05:46 PM ET
  • Germany and also Norway on Thursday formally introduced an undersea power cable in between the two countries in a project that assists Europe's effort to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Germany, Norway Open NordLink Undersea Power Cable

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and also Norwegian Head Of State Erna Solberg, together with various other government and industry authorities, participated in a virtual event to symbolically throw the switch on the greater than $2.2 billion project. The 623-kilometer cable has actually been functional for at the very least a month yet was formally opened Thursday.

The cable, known as NordLink, allows an exchange of eco-friendly power in between both countries, permitting solar- as well as wind-generated electrical energy from Germany to stream to Norway, which will certainly return power produced greatly from hydroelectric plants at water reservoirs. It will likewise load gaps that occur due to variations in wind as well as solar products.

Throughout the virtual ceremony, Merkel called it a good day for German-Norwegian participation. "Germany as well as Norway are relocating closer with each other, as well as NordLink is an amazing success for the power participation of our 2 countries." She claimed the project likewise represents a milestone in global energy collaboration.

Interconnectivity in between various countries is one of the main columns of the European Union's environment method. Similar cross-border projects are running in between Norway and also the Netherlands, the Netherlands as well as Britain, as well as Denmark and also the Netherlands.

NordLink will assist Germany reach its carbon dioxide discharges decrease goals. The German government just recently introduced that it aims to reduce the country's greenhouse gas exhausts to "internet no" by 2045. Germany is shutting its last nuclear plants following year and terminating the use of coal by 2038.

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