Three UK interconnectors submit electricity licence applications

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 03/11/2022 Ofgem
Three subsea interconnector developers have separately submitted applications to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem) for an electricity interconnector licence in the UK.
Aminth Energy Limited, developers behind the Aminth Interconnector, submitted a licence application for its 1400 MW Direct Current interconnector between the UK and Denmark. The project aims to install around 580km of land and subsea cables between Mablethorpe UK and Danish North Sea Energy Island in Denmark. It is expected to help power up to 1.4 million homes over the life of the project.

Cronos Energy Ltd submitted an licence application for its electricity interconnector between a 400Kv substation in Kemsley in Kent in Great Britain and Zeebrugge in Belgium. The 1400 MW Cronos project includes an cable of 230km in total with 160 km to be installed on the seabed.

A licence application was also submitted by Tarchon Energy Ltd for an electricity interconnector between East Anglia Coastal Connection Node in Great Britain and Niederlangen in Lower Saxony in Germany. The 1400 MW cable is to run a total of 610 km in total, with 550 km to be installed offshore. The Tarchon project will link an East Anglia Coastal Connection Node in the UK with Niederlangen in Lower Saxony in Germany.

The closing date for comments on all licence applications is 29 November 2022. 

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