Nemo link power cable will help to bridge energy gaps

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The pipeline is capable of carrying one gigawatt of electricity, enough to power a million homes The pipeline is capable of carrying one gigawatt of electricity, enough to power a million homesNATIONAL GRID

An 80-mile subsea power link between Britain and Belgium is expected to start transmitting power early next year after the completion of £600 million of construction works (Emily Gosden writes).

The Nemo link — named after the Jules Verne hero, not the Disney fish — runs between Richborough in Kent and Herdersbrug in Belgium and is a joint venture between National Grid and Elia, its Belgian counterpart.

The cable is capable of carrying one gigawatt of electricity, or enough to power a million homes, and is the third subsea power link between Britain and mainland Europe. Originally intended to bolster Britain’s power supplies, it is now likely to be used initially to export surplus power to Belgium, which has been struggling with the shutdown of…

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