Incidents

20th September 2021, 18:15pm GMT

The planned outage of 1000MW of capacity at the IFA interconnector has been extended until 23 October.

The remaining 1000MW is unavailable until 27 March 2022 and our investigation into the fire at our site in Sellindge is ongoing. We are completely focused on getting IFA safely returned to service as soon as possible and we are in discussions with the UK ESO and our European partners to ensure we optimise upcoming planned pre-winter outages of our other interconnectors to support UK security of supply.

Please visit the BMRS website for the latest market updates via the REMIT report
 


16th September 2021, 13:15pm GMT

We can confirm the fire has been put out and Kent Fire & Rescue Service has left the IFA converter station site at 9.05 this morning. We are on-site assessing the damage and investigating the cause of the fire.

We are completely focused on getting IFA safely returned to service as soon as possible and we are in discussions with the UK ESO and our European partners to ensure we optimise upcoming planned pre-winter outages of our other interconnectors to support UK security of supply.

Our IFA2, BritNed and Nemo Link interconnectors are operating at full capacity. We are also in the process of commissioning North Sea Link, our latest interconnector to Norway, to provide additional capacity next month - ahead of the winter period.


15th September 2021, 16:30pm GMT

The IFA interconnector is currently out of service following a fire at our site in Sellindge. Following an initial review, we have updated the market that 1000MW is unavailable until 27 March 2022. We have extended the outage on the other 1000MW, which was offline due to a planned outage, until 25 September. Our investigation is ongoing and we will update the market with any changes as necessary.

Our IFA2 interconnector continues to operate as normal at full capacity.

Please visit the BMRS website for the latest market updates via the REMIT report


15th September 2021, 11:25am GMT

The IFA interconnector is currently out of service following a fire at our site in Sellindge. We have notified the market that 1000MW is unavailable until 13 October as a result. This is in addition to the 1000MW that is unavailable until Friday 17 September due to a planned outage. Our IFA2 interconnector is operating as normal at full capacity.

Please visit the BMRS website for the REMIT report


15th September 2021, 07:50am GMT

There has been a fire at our IFA interconnector site in Sellindge and emergency services are in attendance. The site has been evacuated and the safety of our staff, emergency teams and local residents is our highest priority. We will provide a further update in due course.