Electricity Interconnectors

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Bill Cash Bill Cash Chair, European Scrutiny Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the operational interconnectors in the UK and their capacity in megawatt.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

GB currently has 3.5GW (3500MW) of operational interconnection capacity to other countries: the 2GW (2000MW) IFA interconnector to France; the 1GW (1000MW) BritNed interconnector to Netherlands; and the 500MW East-West interconnector to Ireland.

In addition there are a number of smaller connections between Northern Ireland and Ireland as part of the all-island, shared Single Electricity Market, as well as the 500MW Moyle interconnector that links Northern Ireland to GB.

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