Skaidi – Varangerbotn Line is a 420kV overhead line with a length of 215km from Skaidi, Northern Norway, Norway, to Varangerbotn, Northern Norway, Norway.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2023.


Skaidi – Varangerbotn Line is an overhead line that will be operated by Statnett SF. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $376.94m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Skaidi – Varangerbotn Line project development status

The construction works on the Skaidi – Varangerbotn Line project will be commenced in 2021 and commissioning is expected in 2023.

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.


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