'Critical stage' for UK-Norway link

Plans for a 1.4GW interconnector between the UK and Norway are entering a “critical stage” and need favourable policy decisons, a Prime Ministerial meeting between the two nations has been told.

The NSN Link – which would be the world’s longest marine cable at 700km and play a big role in helping to integrate northern Europe’s clean-power generation – has been bubbling along for five years.

UK premier David Cameron and his Norwegian counterpart  Erna Solberg discussed the plan in London yesterday, said UK network operator National Grid, which is working with Statnett of Norway on the project.

Peter Boreham, National Grid’s director of European business development, said:“We are reaching a critical stage in the project and we need to be sure Log in to read complete article.

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