The availability and source of renewable energy generated is constantly changing, therefore our network needs to be able to balance this through increased interconnection. This increased interconnection will guarantee Scotland’s security of energy supply and drive the transition to net zero by 2050.
New offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) links are proposed to increase transmission capacity and allow connection of renewables to our network.
Following on from our Eastern Link 1 project, we are now developing Eastern Green Link 4 (EGL4) which will include a new converter station and underground and marine cables from Fife, Scotland to south Lincolnshire in England. The project will transfer up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of power.
We are currently developing our plans and we are in contact with local authorities and key stakeholders. We will also be undertaking some early environmental and engineering studies to help us understand the area in which we are working. As we work to develop our plans we want to share our initial proposals with the public and seek feedback. We plan to hold initial consultation events towards the end of 2023 and into 2024. We will then consider the feedback as we further develop our plans.