New power line in Rogaland County
Statnett has constructed a new power line from Sauda to Liastølen. The new power line came online in the summer of 2012, and contributes to a more reliable supply of electricity in the region.
The new power line in Rogaland is a small, but vital piece of Statnett’s long-term project of building the next generation main grid. The power line will provide an important foundation for the development of a coastal electricity "highway".
The new 420 voltage power line covers 29 kilometres between Sauda and Liastølen. In addition, the existing power line to Saurdal will be upgraded from 300 kV to 420 kV.
The cost of the new power line was is just under NOK 200 million. Of this, NOK 14 million has benefitted local businesses in Sauda, Sand and Suldal.
Statnett has extensive investment plans for the Norwegian grid in the coming decade. Statnett’s ambition is to establish the next generation main grid by upgrading the existing 300 kV power lines and constructing new 420 kV power lines.
Photo: Marita Ims, Suldalsposten.