An “underwater energy superhighway” has been planned for transferring electricity from eastern Scotland to the northeast of England. The multi-billion-pound project will develop pair of high-voltage direct current cables, with an overall volume which reaches 4 gigawatts.
Nicola Shaw, executive director at National Grid, in a statement said sufficient renewable electricity will be carried to nearly 4.5 million houses in the UK. The large-scale project will help electricity transfer in an expanse of 440 kilometers. The project, which is now under examination, will start construction in 2024.
Authorities in Scotland need 11 GW offshore wind potential, which is currently 1 GW, by the year 2030. This new volume will provide over 8 million houses with required electricity.