Danish green light for Viking
Government backing for Energinet.dk and National Grid HVDC link
The Danish government has given the green light to the 1.4GW Viking Link interconnector with the UK.
The 750km high voltage direct current link is a joint venture between Energinet.dk and National Grid and will connect Vejen in South Jutland to Bicker Fenn in Lincolnshire.
Work is scheduled to start in 2019 and due to be wrapped up in 2022
Denmark’s Energy, Utilities and Climate Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt said: “Strong electricity connections abroad are crucial for a small nation like Denmark. We will be able to sell our power in a larger market when we have a surplus of renewable energy.
“At the same time we get a larger supply of power to Denmark when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine.”
Denmark is set to invest a total of Dkr11bn (€1.48bn) in Viking along with two projects to expand the high-voltage grid between Holstebro and the German border.
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