Thursday, February 4, 2016

Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, United Kingdom: Supergrid Will Help Distribute Geothermal Energy in North Atlantic

Ramboll assesses environmental impacts of Arctic supergrid (Environment Analyst)

Copenhagen-headquartered consultancy Ramboll has assisted the Arctic nations and island states to assess the potential for connecting their electricity grids. Ramboll supported representatives from Norway, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Shetland Isles in formulating proposals for the North Atlantic Energy Network (NAEN).

A report on the plans found “great potential” in linking the grids of hydropower-rich Norway and Greenland, geothermal energy-centric Iceland (where 95% of electricity production comes from earth derived heat) and the super windy islands located on the North Atlantic Ocean/North Sea borders to the UK and the European continent. Ramboll investigated the environmental aspects and sensitivities of developing the transmission connections.

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