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.