Bjerkreim – Hetlandsskogen
The proposed North Sea Energy Park in Hetlandsskogen is currently in the planning stages.
This industrial park will facilitate the establishment of power-intensive industries and associated infrastructure across an area of more than 600 acres in Bjerkreim municipality. This includes plans for a new power supply from the Bjerkreim substation to support a new substation in Hetlandsskogen. The power requirements of the new industrial park will be in excess of what existing infrastructure is able to support.
The new power supply will comprise two parallel 132kV overhead power lines to be constructed from Bjerkreim substation to a new substation within the proposed industrial park. These overhead power lines have been planned as two separate rows of masts in alignment with the existing transmission grid line between the Bjerkreim and Kjelland substations.
The plans propose that the Hetlandsskogen substation will be established within the industrial park, initially serving the North Sea Energy Park on an exclusive basis.
- 132kV overhead power lines
The application for a license to construct the overhead power lines between Bjerkreim and Hetlandskogen was submitted on November 27th, 2020, and is currently awaiting processing by the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).
Once NVE begins processing the application, it will be put out to consultation. Furthermore, the process will follow standard casework procedure A, as set out in further detail here.
Documents will be published here when the license application is put out to consultation.
- November 27th, 2020: License application submitted to NVE