Two new interconnectors to link UK and Europe
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced billions of pounds of investment for two new subsea interconnector cables which will link the UK up with Europe and enable the exchange of electricity between nations.
The UK is already connected by seven subsea interconnectors to Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway.
This forms part of the UK Government drive to more than double capacity by 2030, in support of its target of quadrupling offshore wind capacity by the same date.
It adds that Ofgem has not specified that the new interconnectors must link to any specific place or country but may do so later.