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Norwegian-German interconnector worries Swedish utilities

Since commissioning, the Nordlink transmission line between Southern Norway and Germany has caused numerous problems for the Nordic electric grid, according to Swedish special interest organization Swedenergy.

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The Nordlink interconnector that runs from Southern Norway to Germany has become a source of problems for Sweden, forcing the transmission system operator Svenska Kraftnät to limit the transmission capacity, writes Montel.

“In my view, it’s clear that the Swedish electrical system is ill-suited for the currents built into interconnectors with other nations. Much like the situation last summer, this situation reveals that there are no margins in the system. Little changes have disproportionately large consequences,” says Per Wikström, network expert at the special interest organization Swedenenergy, to Montel.

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