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 Sauda and Lyse will partially replace the existing 300 kilovolt power line. The power line that currently runs on the Sauda-Hylen-Førre stretch will be demolished when new installations are in place.