IFA2 Interconnector in Second Stage of Consultation

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National Grid IFA2 Ltd has showcased updated plans for a proposed high voltage electricity link between England and France during a series of public consultation events held in the past few days of this month.

Made up of subsea cables running between the two countries, the interconnector would be joined to a converter station at both sides, enabling the electricity to be transmitted between the countries.

IFA 2 would be the second interconnector to France and will be capable of exchanging 1000MW of power between Britain and France.

Morris Bray from the IFA2 project said: “After this second stage of consultation, we’ll review and consider the feedback we got before submitting an outline planning application to Fareham Borough Council later this year.”

The grid connection point in France will be at the Tourbe 400KV substation in Normandy. In Great Britain the grid connection point will be a new substation at an existing National Grid site off Chilling Lane near Warsash, Hampshire.

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