GridLink is responsible for the connection works under the grid connection agreement. The connection to Kingsnorth sub-station will be achieved by the installation of a 1.5 km single-circuit or double-circuit, 400 kV alternating current underground cable from the GridLink converter station to the Kingsnorth sub-station. At the sub-station, new equipment will be installed in an existing spare bay. No extension to the sub-station is required. The underground cable route is located wholly within the former E.on coal-fired power station site, where the cables will be placed primarily under site roads or in a designated services corridor.
The grid connection does not require the construction of any new overhead transmission lines.