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.

  1. The Nemo Link is the first subsea interconnector between Belgium and Great Britain.
  2. The first transmission started at 00:00 a.m. from Belgium to Great Britain;
  3. The Nemo Link will help to establish an integrated European grid where surplus (renewable) energy is traded internationally;
  4. The interconnection will also offer more ways of guaranteeing security of supply;
Marleen Vanhecke
Head of Communication & Reputation Elia Group
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