Anglo-French interconnector comes online as low carbon electricity starts flowing

The project through a 149-mile subsea power cable can provide enough energy to power one million homes

Underwater cable being laid
National Grid launches 149-mile-long Franco-British subsea cable to power 1m homes

By the end of its first year in operation, IFA2 is predicted to avoid 1.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

‘UK could become net exporter of electricity by 2040s’

A new report suggests this is a likely scenario regardless of what trade agreements are brokered post-Brexit

Underwater cable being laid
Ofgem sets maximum revenues for 1.4GW UK-Denmark interconnector

The regulator believes the Viking Link will likely see £5.2bn in consumer benefits over 25 years

Ofgem announces review into interconnector policy

It is inviting comments from stakeholders until 9th September 2020

EU bank greenlights €2bn for global energy projects

That includes investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects that support the transition towards a low carbon economy

Norway postpones decision on interconnector to Scotland

The 1,400MW Project NorthConnect, which is partly owned by Swedish energy group Vattenfall, has been put on hold pending public consultation

Balfour Beatty wins £90m contract to connect UK and Denmark power grids

Under the four-year contract, the company will install 68 kilometres of high voltage cabling across Lincolnshire

Planning applications submitted for Ireland-UK interconnector

The €400m Greenlink Interconnector will be able to carry enough electricity to power around 380,000 homes

Electricity pylons
EU grants €40m for Moldova-Romania power link

The interconnector, scheduled to be completed by 2024, is expected to considerably enhance the stability and reliability of Moldova’s electricity supply