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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: <www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/oed>. 25 © 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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