National Grid has pushed back its expectation of when the IFA1 interconnector with France will be operating at its full 2GW capacity again.
The world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector, the North Sea Link, has started operation.
National Grid has confirmed that 1GW of interconnector capacity will be offline until 27 March 2022, turning to the North Sea Link to help plug the gap.
Minister for investment Gerry Grimstone has lauded the NeuConnect interconnector being developed between the UK and Germany as “a vital contribution to the UK’s green ambitions”.
Battery storage was called into action following the IFA2 interconnector with France – which went live late last month – tripping on Friday (29 January).
UK's second interconnector with France starts flowing at full capacity in ‘latest feat of world class engineering’
The second electricity interconnector between the UK and France is now able to flow low carbon electricity between the two countries at full capacity.
National Grid ESO’s new Dynamic Containment (DC) service “performed as expected” as Flexitricity and Arenko became the first successful bidders.
National Grid looks to increase offshore wind potential through cooperation with Dutch operator TenneT
National Grid Ventures and Dutch transmission system operator TenneT have signed a cooperation agreement to link Dutch and British offshore wind farms to the energy systems of both countries.
Flexibility providers were called on by National Grid ESO yesterday (24 February) following an interconnector tripping, causing 1GW to fall off the grid.