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UK energy market regulator Ofgem has received the application for an electricity interconnector license for the recently announced LionLink multi-purpose interconnector that will connect the UK and the Netherlands.


The application was submitted by National Grid Lion Link Limited for a license that would authorize it to participate in the operation of the electricity interconnector in Great Britain.

LionLink, being developed by the Dutch TenneT and UK’s National Grid, will connect a Dutch offshore wind farm with a capacity of 2 GW to both countries via subsea interconnectors.

The Netherlands and the UK just a few days ago unveiled their plan to build what they say would be a first-of-its-kind electricity link to connect offshore wind between the two countries via interconnections.

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The Offshore Energy and teams are currently at the WindEurope conference in Copenhagen, where yesterday, 25 April, TenneT and the National Grid launched the LionLink project.

“Today, I am really proud that after a year of working together, we take this important step forward with LionLink and sincerely I truly believe that connecting wind farms to multiple markets is a real game-changer for the energy infrastructure,” Cordi O’Hara, President of National Grid Ventures, said at the event.

“So now we look forward and we take a step forward to developing the legal and regulatory frameworks to make this a reality.”