Nemo (Elia)

The first interconnection between Belgium and the United Kingdom

Elia is working with National Grid on a project to build a subsea and underground cable to allow electricity to flow in either direction between Belgium and the United Kingdom.


  • enhance security of supply
  • open up the electricity market to more competition, which will have a positive effect on electricity prices, benefitting companies and the community.
  • Support the development of renewables

The engineering design work and site preparation will begin in 2015 and it’s anticipated that the interconnector will go into commercial operation in 2019.

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