North Sea Link malfunction halves connection to UK for months

Statnett and National Grid postpone repairing a malfunction on North Sea Link between Norway and the UK. Trial operations are now expected to commence in the second quarter of 2022.

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As the saying goes, bad dress rehearsal, great opening night.

On Nov. 9, Norwegian and British transmission system operators Statnett and National Grid were forced to shut down transmission capacity following a one-month trial operation phase that detected a fault in a substation offshore of Cambois in UK waters.

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