31 January 2019
The interconnection between Belgium and Great Britain is operational
After a 10-year development and construction phase, today marks the start of the Nemo Link's commercial exploitation. The interconnection is a collaborative effort organised by the Belgian and British transmission system operators, Elia and National Grid.
The Nemo Link's completion constitutes a crucial stage in the ongoing integration of the European power grid. Interconnections thus contribute not only to a sustainable energy system, but also to a reliable, affordable energy system.
- The Nemo Link is the first subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain.
- The first transmission started at 00:00 a.m. from Belgium to Great Britain;
- The Nemo Link will help to establish an integrated European grid where surplus (renewable) energy is traded internationally;
- The interconnection will also offer more ways of guaranteeing security of supply;