Welcome to NeuConnect
The NeuConnect Interconnector will create the first direct power link between Germany and Great Britain, connecting two of Europe’s largest energy markets for the first time.
Around 720km of land and subsea cables will form an ‘invisible highway’ allowing up to 1.4GW of electricity to move in either direction, enough to power up to 1.5 million homes over the life of the project.
The NeuConnect Interconnector will help power the future
with an energy supply that is:
The first direct link between the British and German electricity networks will offer a more diverse and sustainable supply, offering much needed resilience, security and flexibility in each market.
The new link will significantly increase choice and competition in the British and German markets. This could lead to millions of consumers and businesses benefitting from reduced electricity prices.
By connecting Germany and Great Britain the project will promote the integration of renewable energy sources, resulting in a net reduction in carbon emissions of 16 MtCO2 over 25 years – the equivalent of planting 28 million new trees or removing 400,000 cars off the road in a year.
The investment in proven, reliable technology offers the British and German networks greater efficiency and flexibility to deal with the changing demands of industry, businesses and consumers.
The vital new link will carry enough electricity to power up to 1.5 million homes over the life of the project. The delivery of the project will also create significant economic benefits and the project will support up to 500 jobs during construction.
NeuConnect is targeting 2023-24 for project completion, helping meet Britain’s future energy needs and delivering significant benefits for consumers, businesses and industry in less than 5 years.
NeuConect indicative delivery timeline
700km of seabed surveys completed
Major procurement process underway
Planning applications submitted in UK
German planning applications submitted
Netherlands planning applications submitted
UK planning approval
Final approval from Ofgem & German regulator expected
Financial Close & Contract Awards
Laying of sub-sea cables & construction of substations
Testing and commissioning of interconnector
Project completed & begins operation