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August 30, 2021

Kristiansand – Sauda Line, Norway

By Carmen

Kristiansand – Sauda Line is a 420kV overhead line with a length of 270km from Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway, to Sauda, Rogaland, Norway.

Construction works on the Kristiansand – Sauda Line started in 2018 and the project was commissioned in 2019.


The Kristiansand – Sauda Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Statnett SF. The Kristiansand – Sauda Line is an upgrade line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Kristiansand – Sauda Line project development status

The development of the Kristiansand – Sauda Line project was approved by Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate in 2018 and the project works were completed in 2019.

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About Statnett SF

Statnett SF (Statnett) is an energy utility company that transmits and distributes electricity through its grid infrastructure. The company operates, develop, maintain and monitor transmission grid, cables and power lines of the Norwegian energy system. It has a communication network of optical fibre to monitor and control from its one national control center and three regional centers in Norway facilities. The company has a presence in Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands. Statnett serves residential, industrial and commercial consumers in Norway. Statnett is headquartered in Raipas, Norway.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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