Ofoten - Balsfjord
New 420 kV power line from Ofoten in Nordland County to Balsfjord in Troms County

The new power line is necessary to ensure security of supply in all of northern Norway north of Ofoten. The power line will promote increased value creation in the region and contribute to the realisation of development of new renewable energy.

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All projects start with the planning phase. The following is important during this phase:

Identification of needs

Studies of concepts 

External quality assurance 

Statnett is responsible for planning and applying to implement the projects we believe are beneficial to society.

Licensing process

A normal licence process starts with a planning proposal from Statnett to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), which is submitted for a public consultation procedure. In the next phase, Statnett submits a licence application to the NVE, which, after public consultation procedures, submits its recommendation to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE). Any appeals from affected parties are considered by the NVE and submitted to MPE which decides the appeal. The final decision is made by the King in Council.


The powerline is now finish.

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