The NEED FOR INTERCONNECTORS
Interconnectors are part of how the European energy market moves to a sustainable future and GridLink will contribute to the transformation.
The market’s many challenges relate to meeting environmental targets while overcoming the aging of existing infrastructure. Meeting these challenges requires both greater use of renewable energy and an improved transmission network to distribute energy and ensure security of supply.
environmental impact assessment
- Avoid, wherever practicable, negative effects on the environment;
- Reduce any negative effects that cannot be avoided as much as reasonably practicable;
- Compensate for any potentially significant residual effects.
GridLink’s impact on the environment is one of our primary concerns and we have taken environmental issues and constraints into account from the start of the project.
PERMIT APPLICATION FILES
Building and operating the new GridLink interconnector requires a number of permissions, authorisations and licenses (together known as “permits”) from regulatory authorities in the UK and France.
The main permits that are required in the UK are:
The main permits required in France are:
All applications for permits will be submitted in accordance with applicable national laws and regulations. The applications for the main development consents and approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment are expected to be submitted in Spring 2020.