Germany and Norway announced the successful completion of an ambitious project to connect the two countries via a submarine cable to exchange renewable energy. Called NordLink, it is currently one of the longest submarine cables in the world: it starts at Tonstad, a town in southern Norway and terminates at Wilster in northern Germany, covering a distance of 623 kilometres. NordLink will facilitate the exchange of wind and solar energy from Germany with hydroelectric power from Norway. This will also help the two countries strengthen the reliability of renewable energy and overcome gaps in supply caused due to varying levels of sunshine, wind and rain. NordLink is the first direct power connection between Germany and Norway. The high-voltage DC link enables the exchange of 1,400 megawatts.