IFA2 will connect the electricity systems of Great Britain and France using high voltage subsea cables from Normandy in France to Hampshire in Great Britain.
Enhancing Great Britain’s energy connection to France will bring a number of benefits, including:
- Helping to reduce the cost of electricity for homes and businesses in Great Britain.
- Increasing security of electricity supplies for both countries.
- Providing opportunities for shared use of renewable energy – helping both countries to meet domestic and international renewable and climate change targets.
IFA2 received all relevant planning permissions in 2017, and is currently under construction. IFA2 aims to be operational by 2020.