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/