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 proposed new interconnector capacity for (a) 2020 and (b) 2025 in megawatts.

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)

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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