GridLink Interconnector is a new high voltage electricity interconnector between Great Britain and France. When construction is complete in 2022 the 1.4GW interconnector will transport sufficient electricity to supply 2.2 million households.
GridLink is a significant new infrastructure project and will help meet the energy needs of Great Britain and France over the next 25 years. GridLink will help lower the cost of electricity for consumers, industry and business, enhance security of supply and make a significant contribution toward reducing carbon emissions – GridLink is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 1.6 million tonnes per year.
The project will comprise two subsea High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) cables beneath the English Channel between Dunkerque in France and Kingsnorth in Great Britain. With a total route length of 160km GridLink will be one the shortest interconnectors between Great Britain and the Continent and uniquely positions GridLink to meet the energy needs of the future