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Longer & Wetter Grid Connections

  Longer & Wetter Grid Connections In Saving the World Before Breakfast: A Better Green New Deal , I noted that regional-sized and even continental-sized grids have advantages of being able to “wheel power” from areas with extra power to areas willing to buy.   The European Union’s electricity grid is the largest most interconnected continental power network in the world, [1] and its operation suggests that regional grids will continue to grow in size and capabilities.   The Europeans also have the longest submarine power line to date, the 580-kilometer (360-mile) NorNed high-voltage direct-current line carrying power from Norway to Holland and the deepest cable that runs between Italy and Sardinia. [2]   However, the second edition of Better Green New will have an addition.   These cables would be dwarfed by the proposed Australia-Asia PowerLink project, working its way through the approval processes of several countries in 2021.   The genesis of this proposed cable is a gi