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North Sea Link (NSL), a joint venture with Norwegian system operator Statnett, is our latest interconnector to come into operation. Stretching 720 kilometres under the North Sea, at depths of up to 700 metres, NSL is capable of sharing up to 1400 megawatts of electricity – enough to power around 1.4 million UK homes.
NSL is our fifth interconnector. We already have links connecting the UK to the energy systems of Belgium, France and the Netherlands. By 2024, National Grid will operate enough interconnector capacity to power around 8 million UK homes.
An international team of experts spent more than 4 million working hours over 6 years to deliver the project, finding innovative ways to get the state-of-the-art cable through fjords and mountains and across the North Sea.
Find out more about this incredible partnership below.