(News Bulletin 247) – Getlink celebrates today the first anniversary of ElecLink, the world’s only electrical interconnector operating in a tunnel environment, which now connects the British and French electricity distribution networks, without interaction with marine ecosystems.

With a capacity of 1GW, the equivalent of the electricity consumption of the Lyon conurbation, ElecLink has increased ‘by 33% the capacity for electricity exchanges between France and the United Kingdom’, underlines the company.

These capacities were immediately used by market players, thus confirming their interest in a third Cross-Channel interconnector in a tunnel environment.

ElecLink is “also an operational success with an availability rate of over 94%, and more than 6 Twh transported since May 25, 2022”, adds Getlink.

Yann Leriche, CEO of Getlink, said: “This first anniversary is a point of pride for all the teams and a guarantee of the group’s ability to meet major challenges while progressing on our low-carbon growth trajectory. .’

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