Internally in Statnett, cable projects report to Executive Vice President Bente Hagem in the early phases.

”We will continue to build on the foundation that has been laid in both projects. Further analyses and detailed engineering will eventually provide the answer as to how our first interconnectors will turn out,” says Executive Vice President Bente Hagem.

Analyses of the domestic grid in Southern Norway have shown that extensive grid upgrades are needed before the new international interconnectors can be connected to the grid, and beyond the Skagerrak 4 interconnector between Norway and Denmark, the ambition is to establish one more interconnector in 2018 and another in 2021. It has not yet been decided whether the first cable will be to Germany or to England.