The EGL 3 projectwill be a new offshore High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) electrical link from Peterhead to the south Lincolnshire area.
EGL4 will be a new offshore HVDC electrical link from east Scotland, also to the south Lincolnshire area.
Where offshore projects such as these connect with the land, we also have to build onshore infrastructure to enable the clean energy to be transported, to homes and businesses. The onshore infrastructure required for each of these projects will include new converter stations and substations (in both Scotland and England), as well as underground cables to connect everything together.
Together, these projects will transfer 4GW of electricity between Scotland and England. This means that once operational, these projects will provide enough energy to power around 3 million homes.
As we work to develop our plans, we want to keep you informed and listen to your views on our proposals.
We are in the very early stages of developing these projects and will be making initial contact with authorities and other key stakeholders in the months ahead.
We will also be undertaking some early environmental and engineering surveys to help shape our proposals.
We will then look to carry out a public consultation so that we can introduce our early proposals to local communities and stakeholders.We expect to hold a first stage of consultation in early 2024, when we will want to hear your views to help inform the development of our projects. We will consider all the feedback received as we further develop our plans before holding further public consultation on our more detailed proposals.
Please check back here for further updates or contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 0800 279 3408.