The world’s longest under-sea electricity cable, transferring green power between Norway and the UK, has begun operation. The 450-mile (725km) cable connects Blyth in Northumberland with the Norwegian village of Kvilldal.
At full 1,400-megawatt capacity, it will import enough hydro-power to supply 1.4 million homes, National Grid said.
National Grid Ventures president Cordi O’Hara said it was a “remarkable feat of engineering. We had to go through mountains, fjords and across the North Sea to make this happen.”