Thursday 16 March 2017

Theresa May’s Industrial Team Focus On New UK-France Electricity Connection

Interconnectors, which link the UK to energy grids in other countries, offer a cost-effective and reliable way to bridge our growing energy gap by increasing the security and diversity of energy supplies. When the Aquind interconnector, a new link between the UK and France, is completed in five years’ time, it will be able to deliver up to 2GW of additional capacity to the UK grid. This is enough to power four million homes.

In the UK Greg Clark’s department has been overseeing the Aquind interconnector project directly and we have seen the benefits of effective cooperation. Stronger, operational links between business and government is something I’ve advocated for a long time, and this is an example of how collaboration can work for the good of the country.


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