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Delivering a cleaner, greener future

The UK is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and as the country moves away from historical fuel sources like coal and petrol to heat homes, power vehicles and businesses, we will be need more renewable power like green electricity.

The construction of SEGL2 and its sister project, SEGL1, will create two electrical superhighways from Scotland to England. These proposed links are essential to meet the UK’s net zero commitments and deliver cleaner, greener future.
 

SEGL2 needs case

 

Where will the HVDC link be built?

If approved, SEGL2 will run from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire to Drax in North Yorkshire and SEGL1 will run from the Torness area in East Lothian to Hawthorn Pit in County Durham. 

SEGL2 will travel most of its journey under the North Sea before coming on land at Wilsthorpe, East Yorkshire. The link will then run underground for 65km to a new converter station at Drax, which will be located near to our existing substation.

The below map shows the proposed route of the project and the converter station locations.

If you would like to see more detail about the locations of the project, take a look at our Digital Exhibition.

When will the work happen?

If approved, construction is expected to begin in 2024 and complete in 2029.