27 Nov '12, 2pm

Denmark to Decide on U.K. Power Cable Next Year, Grid Says

Denmark to Decide on U.K. Power Cable Next Year, Grid Says

“Building a first power link to the U.K. looks interesting, though our calculations and analyzes are not yet complete, with a verdict due next year,” Dorthe Vinther, head of planning at Danish grid operator Energinet.dk said today by e-mail. “We will only go ahead if it is socio-economically beneficial.” Denmark plans to increase links to foreign electricity markets as it prepares for the growing role of intermittent solar and wind sources, helping ship surplus power from countries where the wind blows to others where demand is high. Reduced coal generation is also poised to increase the nation’s reliance on imports during peakload periods, such as cold and dark winter afternoons. National Grid Plc wants to complete a study for the cable by year-end, with routes, landing points, capacity and a possible commissioning timetable still to be decided. The U.K. network operator ...

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