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UK's National Grid to bring back full 2GW at IFA1 interconnector by Dec 22

UK's National Grid says IFA1 interconnector to return to full capacity by Dec. 2022
UK's National Grid says IFA1 interconnector to return to full capacity by Dec. 2022   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

-Britain’s National Grid on Wednesday said it expects to bring a full 2 gigawatts of capacity back to its IFA1 interconnector in Kent in December next year, 10 months ahead of its previous estimate.

The IFA1 interconnector, a link between Britain and France, was damaged by fire, affecting half of its capacity.

Last month, the other 1 GW capacity at IFA1 was brought back online after planned maintenance.

“We expect the full 2000 MW of IFA capacity to be available for Winter 22/23,” the grid said in an update on its website https://www.nationalgrid.com/incidents/IFASeptember21.

The National Grid has four operational interconnectors – two to France (IFA and IFA2), one to the Netherlands (BritNed) and one to Belgium (Nemo Link).