Statnett is currently working to construct the next-generation national power grid. An important step towards this goal is to increase the capacity of the power line grid and the power stations by upgrading from today’s 300 kilovolts to 420 kilovolts.
This voltage upgrade will increase capacity in the power line grid and, in turn, help improve security of supply and secure interconnectors to Europe. It will also facilitate production of additional renewable energy, which will help Norway and Europe achieve their climate targets.
What’s happening at along the power line corridor
A new 420 kilovolt power line between Lyse and Duge is being constructed parallel with the existing power line. For the time being, the power line is still operating at 300 kilovolts. On completion, the old power line will be demolished.