The market’s many challenges relate to meeting environmental targets while overcoming the aging of existing infrastructure. Meeting these challenges requires both greater use of renewable energy and an improved transmission network to distribute energy and ensure security of supply.
Extensive studies completed by international organisations, the European Commission and national regulators show the need for electricity interconnectors and benefits of interconnectors. Here is how GridLink can help make a difference.
Our interconnector will:
These improvements help the use of renewable energy to realise environmental benefits. With interconnectors like GridLink, alongside other actions,Europe’s reliance on fossil fuel generation and its associated emissions can be reduced.
GridLink will also provide economic benefits. Interconnectors open up import and export trade between countries, giving energy producers commercial opportunities to use any spare capacity that may not required or able to be used by the national grid, for example when there is an excess of renewable energy available.
GridLink will also help to mitigate potential changes in demand and supply. The additional transportation capacity that is provided helps handle fluctuations dependent on:
We will be part of guaranteeing advantages for national transmission networks by: