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Weak Nordic grid put wind expansion at risk

Fortum warns that weak high-voltage interconnectors in Sweden and Norway might fragment the electricity market and halt the expansion of wind power.

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In step with more wind capacity coming online in Norway and Sweden, another problem presents itself, Finnish utility Fortum's Head of Trading and Asset Optimization Simon-Erik Ollus tells media Montel News.

"The electric grid's physical limitations result in us turning down many projects, as limited transmission capacity prevents power from being exported out of areas where wind farms are built. Norway actually has very weak high-voltage transmission lines that are insufficiently connected to other Nordic countries," Ollus tells the media at a seminar hosted by Equinor in Arendalsuka.

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