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Interconnector customer portal
Find out how to trade energy with us

Interconnector customer portal

Interconnexion France-Angleterre (IFA) and IFA2 are joint ventures between the French Transmission Operator RTE and National Grid, operating the subsea electricity link between Great Britain and France, commissioned in 1986 and 2020 respectively.​​

Our interconnectors deliver secure and affordable electricity and plays a critical role in tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter energy systems. We sell the capacity to energy traders and provide services to transmission system operators in the UK and France.

Trade with interconnectors

How to trade with IFA

We are the first merchant Interconnector in Europe to offer fully firm products. Our team has 30 years’ experience of developing and delivering high quality products in line with the market needs whilst removing operational risk from our customers.

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Products we offer

IFA offers a range of products to give our customers optionality and flexibility whilst trading on our Interconnector. ​View our current product range, plus updates on our products which are currently in development.

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How to register

By becoming a customer of IFA and IFA2, you will join our mission of bringing green, renewable energy into the UK. Find out more information on how to register to become an IFA customer.

North Sea Link

Learn about our latest interconnector under construction, a joint venture with Statnett, connecting the UK and Norway.

Contact us

Our customer team are here to respond to any of your queries or feedback.

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Interconnector notices


IFA Access rules

Find out more information on the current IFA access rules in force.

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Find out more information on Long term capacity auctions


Find out more information on resources and links to online systems to support you working with the IFA Interconnector.