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Industrial Info Resources

April 06, 2011 02:45 ET

U.K., Netherlands Connect Power Grids, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) -  Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- The dream of a single European electricity grid took a significant step forward this week as the Dutch and U.K. grids were connected by the BritNed undersea power transmission cable. The 1,000-MW, 260-kilometre, high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) cable runs from Maasvlakte, which is near Rotterdam, to the Isle of Grain in Kent, England. The cable is capable of transmitting power in both directions, depending on factors such as supply and demand patterns and the difference in electricity prices in both markets.

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