With Brexit looming, energy sector builds new links to Europe
Thanks to new interconnectors, imports could soon account for fifth of UK electricity needs
While Westminster attempts to deliver Brexit within months, the UK’s energy system is set to become dramatically more dependent on the EU just as Britain leaves.
Today, four cables – known as interconnectors – between the UK and Ireland, France and the Netherlands have a capacity of 4GW, providing around 6% of Britain’s power supplies. However, with 11 new connections linking the UK and other European countries either under construction or mooted by developers, imports could provide more than a fifth of the country’s electricity needs by 2025, the government expects.Continue reading...
Published on 18 Aug 2018 at 03:00PM