Ireland, Belgium and the UK increase their cooperation on interconnection and renewables

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, along with his Belgian and UK counterparts, Minister Tinne van der Straeten and Andrew Bowie, have signed a Joint Statement in Bruges, Belgium today, which paves the way for greater cooperation on renewables and interconnection opportunities between the three countries. Minister Ryan spoke about how…

HVDC Is The New Pipeline

By Michael Barnard For decades, the world has been moving massive amounts of energy around using steel tubes running along the ground, under the ground and under water. The US alone has about 5 million kilometers of pipelines, which have about four years worth of total steel consumption for the country embodied in them. Now, of course,…

MaresConnect passes Ofgem’s interconnector Third Cap & Floor Window eligibility criteria

Dublin, 28th February 2023 We are pleased to announce that MaresConnect has passed Ofgem’s interconnector Cap & Floor Window 3 eligibility criteria alongside six other projects. MaresConnect will now progress to the next stage which will involve a needs case assessment to determine which projects are in the interests of UK consumers. MaresConnect is expected…

UK National Grid reports busiest January on record for its subsea interconnectors

The five interconnectors, which connect Great Britain with France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway, transported almost 12 per cent more power than in the same period last year, at an average of 91 GWh per day. National Grid reported that a total of 2.6 TWh of power was transported through its cables in January alone,…

MaresConnect response to Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ consultation on electricity interconnection policy published on 10 June 2022

8 September 2022 Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Response to consultation on Electricity Interconnection Policy  MaresConnect Limited welcomes the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ consultation on electricity interconnection policy published on 10 June 2022. We set out below our key points in response to the consultation and provide a detailed response to…

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