EU funding boost for Scotland-Norway power cable

Scandinavian consortium NorthConnect said it was eligible for more than 10 million euros of EU cash to support its electricity interconnector plans. The project was given the green light by regulator Ofgem last year. NorthConnect plans to build a £1.3bn power cable between Boddam in Aberdeenshire and Eidfjord in Norway. The project aims to link hydro power from Norway with wind energy from Scotland. It is scheduled to start operating from 2022. The European funding is coming from the Connecting Europe Facility, the EU's support programme for infrastructure. NorthConnect is jointly owned by Swedish utility Vattenfall and Norwegian companies E-CO Energi, Agder Energi and Lyse. (BBC)



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