AQUIND Interconnector

AQUIND Limited (‘AQUIND’) is developing proposals to build a new High Voltage Direct Current (‘HVDC’) marine and underground electric power transmission link between the south of England and Normandy in France – AQUIND Interconnector.

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

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

AQUIND Interconnector will also help to integrate a greater proportion of non-fossil fuel energy sources and intermittent renewables generation into Great Britain’s energy mix.

Milestones

April – November

2019

Refinement of proposals

November

2019

DCO application submitted to Planning Inspectorate

December

2019

Planning Inspectorate accept application for Examination

January – February

2020

Members of the public can register as an ‘Interested Party’ and provide a summary of their views on the DCO application

September 2020 to March 2021

Examination of the DCO application

8 June

2021

Planning Inspectorate to make a recommendation to the Government

21 October

2021

Government to make a decision on the DCO application

2022

If approved, construction works for AQUIND Interconnector to begin

2024/25

Final commisioning works for AQUIND Interconnector

Latest News

AQUIND statement on the Judicial Review of the decision of the Secretary of State in respect of the Development Consent Order

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AQUIND Interconnector statement on the decision of the Secretary of State in the respect of the application for the Development Consent Order

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Examining Authority concludes examination of AQUIND Interconnector DCO application (March 21)

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