Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 13 November 2023.

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Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Conservative, South Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what assessment she has made of the implications for her polices of the planned installation of a (a) sub-sea electricity generation and (b) storage connection between the UK and Morocco by 2030.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

The Government is interested in the Xlinks UK-Morocco Power Project, which is a proposed large scale onshore wind, solar and battery storage site in Morocco that would exclusively supply renewable power to the GB grid via high voltage direct current subsea cables.

The Government recognises the potential of the project and is now developing an Outline Business Case, which is a more detailed phase of evaluating – without commitment – the viability and merits of the project and how it could contribute to the UK’s energy security.

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