Helping us to build a cleaner, greener energy system.
Interconnectors are high voltage cables that are used to connect the electricity systems of neighbouring countries. They allow us to trade excess power, such as renewable energy created by the sun, wind and water, between different countries.
We already have interconnectors linking us to France, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands, and each year they power five million homes. We’re currently working on another interconnector to link us with Denmark, and by 2030, 90% of the energy imported by our interconnectors will be from zero carbon energy sources.
North Sea Link (NSL) is our latest interconnector. This high voltage direct current (HVDC) electrical interconnector connects the British electricity network at Blyth in Northumberland with the Norwegian village of Kvilldal, and is able to transport enough clean electricity to power 1.4 million UK homes.
Watch this animation to discover which countries are already connected by our interconnectors and where they’re under construction. And see all the different regions that will benefit from the exchange of clean and green energy thanks to these interconnector projects.