October 2020: The IFA2 interconnector has launched
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We are carrying out work at National Grid’s existing Chilling Lane site as part of a larger scheme to connect the electricity systems of the UK and France. Connecting the electricity systems provides diverse sources of electricity and helps to keep supplies secure and affordable.
The new substation at our Chilling Lane site will be connected to the converter station at Daedalus via underground cables, allowing the power from the interconnector via the converter station to be fed into the national transmission network.
Work at our Chilling Lane site is nearing completion, with only a few further touches required. We are soon to be entering the customer commissioning phase of the project, in which we will test and accept that the project connects the UK to France.
Subject to there being no further delay in the programme, site demobilisation will commence in early 2021 with the removal of the site cabins and the reseeding of the fields.