New electricity connection between Denmark and Germany approvedStaff writer ▼ | February 10, 2016
The Danish energy, power and thermal minister Lars Christian Lilleholt approved Energinet.dk's application for a new power cable that will link the East Danish and German power grid.
Energy transfer The connection In Europe will be 400 megawatts
Danish power plants and wind turbine owners can on the one hand sell more power to German consumers and monetize it.
On the other hand, Danish consumers buying power in Germany, for example. when it is not blowing, and wind turbines are stationary. This makes the green transition cheaper and more efficient, says Torben Glar Nielsen, technical director of Energinet.dk.
The connection will be 400 megawatts (MW) and is a joint project between Energinet.dk and the German electricity transmission operator 50 Hertz.
It is the world's first electricity interconnector between the two countries, which also connects two countries' offshore wind farms together. ■