Policy paper

More interconnection: improving energy security and lowering bills

This statement sets out government’s views on further interconnection and makes proposals for improving identification of interconnection opportunities and assessing the impacts of proposed projects.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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More interconnection: improving energy security and lowering bills

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Impacts of further electricity interconnection on Great Britain

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This statement recognises the potential interconnection has to contribute to our energy policy objectives. It sets out government’s views on further interconnection and makes proposals for improving how Britain identifies interconnection opportunities and assesses the impacts of proposed projects. It also points to relevant initiatives, such as the work underway by Ofgem to clarify the regulatory models that will be available for future interconnectors.

Government has also published an independent analytical report it commissioned assessing the impacts to Great Britain of further electricity interconnection.

Published 17 December 2013