Britain hit a new electricity import record in a glimpse of the future according to energy market analyst EnAppSys. On 20 August net interconnector imports reached an instantaneous high of 5,847MW at 12:20pm according to the company. This was due to the Irish market exporting to Britain at the time – it generally imports from Britain – as well as the new NSL link to Norway running as part of a test ahead of its commercial go-live date on 1 October. When the link goes live it is expected to provide cheap and green hydro power from Western Norway to the British market almost all of the time.
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