The point at which IFA2 will connect to the electricity transmission network in Great Britain is an existing National Grid site off Chilling Lane near Chilling in Hampshire. The proposed location of the converter station is at a site to the north-east of Solent Airport, Daedalus.
The image below shows an aerial view of the proposed converter station following construction. The design is indicative and is intended to give an idea of what the converter station might look like. Once a contractor is appointed a detailed design for the converter station would be developed and included in our full planning application in 2017. Further information about detailed design of the converter station will be shared once it becomes available.
The video shows a simulation of the IFA2 proposals. It aims to provide the viewer with an overview of the project, as well as an understanding of the converter station proposals from a range of viewpoints in the context of Solent Airport, Daedalus.
The connection point for IFA2 in France will be at Tourbe 400kV substation in Normandy, where there is also commercially available land for a converter station adjacent to the site.