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Unformatted text preview: systems. Exchanging power is important
for Norway, because it reduces the country’s vulnerability to variations in
precipitation and inflow and makes use of the regulatory capacity of hydropower. The opportunity to exchange power moderates Norway’s need to
maintain a large domestic reserve capacity as an insurance against dry
years, and is important to ensure security of supply.
21 Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Available on:
© Ifri F. Harbo / The European Gas and Oil Market Norway has interconnectors towards Sweden, Denmark, Finland
and Russia. The transmission capacities towards Finland and Russia are
low, and the connection with Russia is used only for imports to Norway.
The highest transmission capacity from Norway goes towards Sweden, at
about 3600 MWh, while capacity in the other direction is somewhat lower.
Capacity between Norway and Denmark is about 1000 MWh. The specified
transmission capacity on the interconnectors is what the system operators
consider to be realistic for large parts of the year. However, estimates
indicate that if this capacity were fully utilised, i...
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