A pan-European supergrid would serve to transport large volumes of excess production from large-scale wind power at remote locations like in the North Sea or the British islands to consumers across Europe.
The European supergrid consists of two parts:
1. An integrated offshore grid in the North Sea connecting major wind farms to each other
2. A number of major continental transport corridors based on the use of innovative ultra-high voltage direct current technologies
Norway as Europe’s green battery
The European supergrid is complemented by pumped hydro capacity in existing Norwegian hydropower plants, allowing Norway to take the role of Europe's 'green battery'. The combination of a pan-European supergrid and Norwegian pumped-hydro storage would decrease the curtailment of wind and solar power, allowing a better exploitation of the available RES potential in Europe.