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  • CONNECTING THE POWER MARKETS IN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

    FOR ENERGY SECURITY, INWARD INVESTMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY FOR CONSUMERS

    CONNECTING THE POWER MARKETS IN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

    FOR ENERGY SECURITY, INWARD INVESTMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY FOR CONSUMERS

  • CONNECTING THE POWER MARKETS IN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

    FOR ENERGY SECURITY, INWARD INVESTMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY FOR CONSUMERS

    CONNECTING THE POWER MARKETS IN IRELAND AND GREAT BRITAIN

    FOR ENERGY SECURITY, INWARD INVESTMENT AND VALUE FOR MONEY FOR CONSUMERS

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GREENLINK INTERCONNECTOR

Greenlink is a proposed 500MW subsea electricity interconnector linking the power markets in Ireland and Great Britain and planned for commissioning in 2023. As an EU Project of Common Interest (PCI), it is one of Europe’s most important energy infrastructure projects.

Greenlink brings significant benefits on both sides of the Irish Sea for employment, energy security and the integration of low carbon energy sources. For Ireland, it provides a natural link to EU and Nordic electricity markets via Great Britain.

The interconnector will employ proven HVDC technology and is similar to the successful East West Interconnector between North Wales and Ireland. The 200km cable will run from Great Island, Co. Wexford to Pembrokeshire in Wales. It is unobtrusive, being mainly a subsea cable with a converter station located at each connection point.

Both Ireland and the UK have stated their support for increased interconnection and its strategic benefits.

 

 


STATUS OF THE PROJECT:
The project is now at an advanced stage of development and it is expected to receive full regulatory approval. The project will require planning permission in Ireland and Wales and throughout the pre-planning phase of the project we will be consulting all key stakeholders to ensure that they can input into the development process.


BBC Wales Today piece on Greenlink broadcast on 13th July.

Latest News

  • Exhibitions will take place in Pembrokeshire, Wales, week commencing 3rd December
  • These kick off the second round of public consultation on the Greenlink Interconnector

Greenlink Interconnector Limited’s application for a grant under the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility has been successful, with the award of €4.8 million in funds.

  • Cost Benefit Analysis shows Greenlink passes public interest test to be part of the Irish transmission system
  • CRU to consult on ‘Cap and Floor’ regulatory regime in first half of 2019