Electricity interconnectors are the physical links which allow the transfer of electricity across borders.
Britain’s electricity market currently has 4GW of interconnector capacity:
- 2GW to France (IFA)
- 1GW to the Netherlands (BritNed)
- 500MW to Northern Ireland (Moyle)
- 500MW to the Republic of Ireland (East West).
There are issues with these undersea cables, as the Moyle is working at half capacity due to cable faults, as is the interconnector to France – see HERE.
Given the general tightness of supply in the UK energy market, there are plans for new electricity interconnectors,