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  • AQUIND Interconnector will increase competition across energy markets, improve security of supply and help foster greater renewable power integration.

Welcome to our Information and
Consultation Website

AQUIND Limited (“AQUIND”) is developing proposals to build and operate AQUIND Interconnector – a new marine and underground electricity transmission link between the south coast of England and Normandy in France.

Following an initial round of consultation in January 2018, AQUIND is undertaking consultation on its proposals for AQUIND Interconnector between Wednesday 27 February 2019 and Monday 29 April 2019.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek informed feedback on the proposal which may be taken into account as it is further developed prior to the submission of an application for a Development Consent Order that would seek the permissions and powers required to build and operate AQUIND Interconnector in the UK.

About AQUIND Interconnector

AQUIND is proposing to construct and operate an electricity interconnector between the south coast of England (Lovedean, Waterlooville with landfall at Eastney, Portsmouth) and Normandy in France, to be known as AQUIND Interconnector.

AQUIND Interconnector will have capacity to transmit up to 16 000 000 MWh of electricity or approximately 5% of Great Britain’s total electricity consumption – enough to keep the lights on in up to 4 million British households.

It will make a significant contribution to improving Great Britain’s security and flexibility of electricity supply and achieving greater affordability by improving competition, making Great Britain’s energy market more efficient*.

AQUIND intends to submit an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to grant the rights required to build and operate AQUIND Interconnector in the UK to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), who will examine the application in public before making a recommendation to the Secretary of State who will make the final decision, taking into account the local impacts of the proposal.

We will update this website with further information as the plans progress.

* BEIS, Energy Consumption in the UK (ECUK) (2018): https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/729326/
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