Electricity Interconnectors

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered at on 17 April 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, which electricity interconnector projects (a) have received approval and (b) are awaiting approval; and what the megawatt capacity is of each proposed project.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

Ofgem is responsible for awarding regulatory approval to electricity interconnector projects in Great Britain. There are two main routes to regulatory approval, through the awarding of a cap and floor regime, or a merchant route. Including both routes, Ofgem has given approval to the following projects:

Ofgem is assessing a selection of projects that applied for regulatory approval through the third cap and floor application window. These results are interim and are being consulted upon. The final decision will be made in summer 2024 by Ofgem. The projects that are awaiting final regulatory decisions are:

  • Aminth 1400MW (GB - Denmark)
  • Cronos 1400MW (GB - Belgium)
  • NU-Link 1200MW (GB - the Netherlands)
  • LirIC 700MW (GB - Northern Ireland)
  • MaresConnect 750MW (GB-Republic of Ireland)
  • Aquind 2000MW (GB - France)
  • Nautilus 1400MW (GB - Belgium)
  • Tarchon 1400MW (GB - Germany)
  • Lion Link 1800MW (GB-the Netherlands)

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