General – Interconnector Possibilities
Today, TenneT and Statnett SF signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibilities of a hybridinterconnector between Germany and Norway in the North Sea.
With this connection, the two TSOs would not connect offshore wind farms in one country, as is currently the case, but would connect it in parallel to Norway and Germany.
A hybrid project could be beneficial for both countries, as the wind profiles of Germany and Norway complement each other very well. For example, when there is no wind in the German North Sea, wind energy can be imported from Norway – and vice versa. This would increase the security of supply for both countries.