Viking Link is being jointly developed by National Grid through National Grid Viking Link Limited and its other subsidiaries, and Energinet, the Danish transmission system operator.
National Grid/National Grid Viking Link Ltd
National Grid Viking Link Ltd is the company National Grid has formed to develop and bring forward the Viking Link project and is legally separate from other companies within National Grid. National Grid Plc, owns and manages gas and electricity infrastructure in the UK and in the north-eastern states of the US. In the UK, the National Grid group runs the systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country. In the north-eastern US states, the group provides power directly to millions of customers. The group holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system, joining everything up.
National Grid already has two operational interconnector businesses: the Interconnexion France-Angleterre (IFA) interconnector which runs between Great Britain and France and has been operating since 1986, and the BritNed interconnector which runs beneath the North Sea between the Isle of Grain in Kent and Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam.
National Grid is working with partners to develop further interconnection between Great Britain and Europe. Projects under development include Nemo Link, a planned interconnector to Belgium, Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2) to France and NSN Link to Norway, which when completed, will be the world's longest subsea power cable.
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Energinet is an independent public enterprise owned by the Danish state as represented by the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. It owns, operates and develops the Danish electricity and gas transmission systems.
Energinet’s mission is to provide reliable energy for society. Its duty is to supply electricity and gas to all Danish citizens, businesses and institutions – now, tomorrow and in the years to come. Its vision is to balance in a sustainable energy system. Through international and market-based solutions, a balance must be struck between the short and long-term perspectives, between the interests of consumers and producers, and between national and international initiatives in step with the transition to renewable energy.
Energinet has been operating HVDC interconnectors since 1965 and also owns and operates several electricity interconnectors to Germany, Sweden and Norway.
Developing further interconnection is an important strategic goal for Energinet as they support the effective integration of Danish wind power and help to ensure that Danish society benefits as much as possible from investment in wind power. Working with partners, Energinet is developing more interconnectors to Germany, The Netherlands and Great Britain.
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