Electricity Interconnectors: Europe:Written question - 169287

Q
(Central Suffolk and North Ipswich)
Asked on: 03 September 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity Interconnectors: Europe
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to develop electricity grid connections with countries in continental Europe.
A
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 17 September 2018

Great Britain currently has 3GW of interconnection capacity to continental Europe, via links to France and the Netherlands.

There is 4.4GW of new interconnector capacity under construction, which will increase our capacity to France and add connections to Belgium and Norway. In addition, there are further projects that have been given regulatory approval or are in the process of applying for regulatory approval, which could add another 9GW of capacity, but these are at an earlier stage of development.

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