A big project will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power by a tunnel which will cross a mountain near Kylldal, in southwest Norway and will reach Blyth in Northumberland. When this project is completed, the UK could import 1,400 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 750,000 homes and could export any surplus wind energy back to Norway.
There is already a network through interconnectors between Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany, but there are even interconnectors between Ireland, Belgium, France and Netherlands.
This European power network could be very effective in connecting big wind power generators in northern Europe with large solar energy producers in southern Europe using these interconnectors to trade surplus energy.
A recent proposal could even involve Iceland (which has an abundant supply of geothermal and hydroelectric power) in these projects connecting it to Britain.