Electricity Interconnectors:Written question - 183841

Asked on: 25 October 2018
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Electricity Interconnectors
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the proposed new interconnector capacity for (a) 2020 and (b) 2025 in megawatts.
Answered by: Claire Perry
Answered on: 01 November 2018

The UK has a pipeline of interconnector projects that are expected to play a role in providing reliable, affordable, and clean energy.

Based on current project timelines and assuming all projects are able to complete, 3GW (3000MW) of new interconnector capacity is due to be operational by the end of 2020. A further 1.4GW (1400MW) is also currently under construction for delivery after 2020 but before 2025. There are a further 9.5GW (9500MW) of projects which are seeking regulatory approval and which if constructed could be complete by 2025.

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