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Denmark-Netherlands subsea power cable reaches Dutch coast

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Reuters reported that a subsea power line set to link the networks of Denmark and the Netherlands reached the Dutch coast as part of plans to share excess electricity from wind farms and other sources.

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The 325 km (202 mile) long COBRAcable, short for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, has a capacity of around 700 megawatts (MW) and is expected to become fully operational in the third quarter of 2019.

Mr Jeroen Brouwers, spokesman for Dutch grid operator TenneT said that "This is an important step towards the integration of electricity networks in western Europe. We will now have the first link between the Netherlands and Denmark, adding to existing connections with Norway and Britain."

TenneT and Danish counterpart have invested 621 million euros (USD 705 million) in the project, supported by a 86 million euro subsidy from the European Commission as part of efforts to build a European electricity network.

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