UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity: A new interconnector that conducts low carbon electricity to flow between the UK & France by way of a 149-mile underwater power cable, has went into action.
The Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2) extends near the seabed among Hampshire in the UK & Normandy in France.
The cable has a volume of 1GW to supply plenty of energy to power 1 million homes & is anticipated to satisfy 1.2% of Britain’s electricity need.
The undertaking, that will import low carbon electricity coming from France, took almost an average of 3 million hours to be set up.
In its first year of working, the project is forecast to avert 1.2 million tonnes of CO2 from penetrating the atmosphere.
This is equal to planting 50 million trees.
With the closing of the plan, National Grid‘s portfolio highlights 4 interconnectors, 2 to France, one to the Netherlands & one to Belgium.
Two additional, one to Norway & one to Denmark, are now under development.
Jon Butterworth, Managing Director of National Grid Ventures, stated: “IFA2 is the latest feat of world-class engineering, helping to transform and decarbonise the electricity systems of Britain and its European neighbours.
“We’re delighted to have been able to again work with our partners RTE, to strengthen the connection between the French and British power grids. Together we are now able to help deliver cleaner, more secure and more affordable energy to consumers at both ends of the cable.”
UK-French interconnector runs with low carbon electricity