The NorNed cable went out of service at 21.09 on Monday 28 October 2013 after a storm damaged a part of the roof on the converter building. Pieces were torn off, and water that entered the building damaged part of the converter system.


The Dutch transmission system operator TenneT took measures to repair the damage. Assessment of the damage will result in a plan to restore the integrity of the link. The cable is expected to be back in operation 8 November.


NorNed is owned by Statnett (50%) and TenneT (50%). The cable was commissioned in 2008 and has a capacity of 700 MW. It runs between Feda in Norway and Eemshaven in the Netherlands and therefore links the Norwegian price range NO2 to the Dutch electricity market.