National Grid seeks views on new interconnector

The Eurolink is predicted to power approximately 1.8 million homes

National Grid has launched an eight-week consultation for a new interconnector project.

The Eurolink project is an interconnector between the Netherlands and Suffolk – it will enable the connection of offshore wind farms to the British and Dutch electricity grids, transporting clean electricity from where it’s produced to where it’s needed most.

The link is forecasted to power nearly 1.8 million homes.

The eight-week consultation, which started on 24th October, also shared proposals for the Sea Link, a subsea cable between Suffolk and Kent.

Sea Link programme director Mike Elmer and Eurolink project director Phil Sandy said: “The government’s net zero and energy security targets mean an increase in green electricity generation such as wind, solar and nuclear power.

“Harnessing the full potential of British and European clean energy resources enables us to be less dependent on global fossil fuels like natural gas.

“Our proposals for Sea Link and Eurolink will enable this clean electricity to connect to the grid and power homes and businesses, boosting our home-grown energy supplies and progress towards net zero.”

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