Why Do We Need Interconnectors?

Interconnectors will play a critical role in helping the UK meet its green energy targets and improving the security of electricity supply.

They enable the trade of gas and electricity between connecting countries. In an energy crisis, interconnectors play an increasingly important role in helping to balance energy needs at times of high demand or lower domestic generation and exporting surplus gas and electricity when demand is lower.

G&T is working on interconnector projects that will provide opportunities to share nearly 8GW of renewable energy – enough to power 8 million homes. Using insights gained from first-hand experience, a team from our Infrastructure division explored how interconnectors and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) links can improve the utilisation of renewable energy and save money at the same time in a new thought leadership article we published this year.

Read more here.