12 February 2021

Elia and Energinet launch feasibility study for hybrid interconnector between Belgium and Denmark

System operators Elia (Belgium) and Energinet (Denmark) have set up a working group to examine the feasibility of a subsea cable between Belgium and Denmark that would link the high-voltage grids of both countries over a distance of more than 600 km.

  • Joint report on economic and technical feasibility will be ready by the end of 2021 
  • Hybrid interconnectors are the next step in greening the Belgian electricity system 
  • North Sea will be crucial link in our energy supply on the path towards a climate-neutral society 
It should be clear by the end of 2021 whether the project is both economically and technically feasible. A 'hybrid' design is being examined. On the Danish side, the interconnector would connect to a new 'energy island' to be built 80 km off the Danish coast and to which a large 10 GW wind farm will eventually be connected. This would give Belgium direct access to the renewable bulk generation we need in order to decarbonise our energy-intensive industry and achieve the European climate targets. 
Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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