navitron
 
Renewable Energy and Sustainability Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Anyone wishing to register as a new member on the forum is strongly recommended to use a "proper" email address - following recent spam/hack attempts on the forum, all security is set to "high", and "disposable" email addresses like Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail tend to be viewed with suspicion, and the application rejected if there is any doubt whatsoever
 
Recent Articles: Navitron Partners With Solax to Help Create A More Sustainable Future | Navitron Calls for Increased Carbon Footprint Reduction In Light of Earth Overshoot Day | A plea from The David School - Issue 18
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: UK Interconnectors  (Read 3101 times)
dan_b
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3595


WWW
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2017, 12:52:45 PM »

Bit of an update

WESTERNLINK -  Completion delayed until mid-2018 due to cable manufacturing faults.

ELECLINK - Siemens and Balfor Beatty appointed as major contractors, due to be commissoned now late 2019

NEMOLINK - Land cables installed in both sites, first submarine cable being laid. Due to be commissioned Q1 2019.

IFA2 - full planning now granted on both sides of the channel. Still saying it will be commissioned in 2020.

NSNLINK - No update. Still saying commissioning by 2021.  will be world's longest sub-sea HVDC connector at 750km (two cables!)

VIKINGLINK - No update. Still saying commissioning in 2022. Will be 760km long if/when built, so even longer than NSN Link!

ICELINK - No update.


Found some others that might or might not happen too!

Acquind HDVC -a new 2GW IC between Rouen and Portsmouth - this is a newly launched project in 2017 currently undergoing consultation and survey. They say they're aiming to commission in 2022.

FABLINK HVDC - this was/is a plan for a 1.4GW IC between Manuel in France to Exeter, which goes via Alderney. Apparently in planning hell and looking for a new route.  Claiming they'll be commissioned in 2021.

NorthConnect - another link to Norway, 1.4GW going this time to Peterhead in Scotland. Again in planning, and has got EU Funding so looks likely to happen, with commissioning in 2022.

Paluel IC - a planned 1.4GW IC between the French nuke site at Paluel and Ninfield on the South Coast.  They're supposed to be constructing new onshore facilities in 2018 and laying cables in 2019 but it's disappeared from Ofgen's list of future HVDCs, so it might well have been scrapped.




 


Logged

3.06kWp SolarEdge system with a split array:
2.18kWp 10x South facing, plus 4x West facing 880W

Mk1 ImmerSUN DHW diverter
4kW PowerVault Battery
azps
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 538



WWW
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 01:20:39 PM »

Bit of an update

Nice one, thanks for this. I'm not surprised about Icelink - it must be a very thin business case.
Logged

gnarly
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 121


« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 08:42:04 PM »

Interesting on western link
There is a news article that says current has started flowing (good timing with news about gas prices going up)
http://www.westernhvdclink.co.uk/news-detail.aspx?newsID=114
Logged
dan_b
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3595


WWW
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 09:43:59 AM »

Aah thanks, I hadn't seen that - it suggests it's running at half capacity so perhaps one of the two conductors is ok.

The makers of GridWatch et al are going to have to add a new dial to their dashboards then though to show this new HVDC?

Logged

3.06kWp SolarEdge system with a split array:
2.18kWp 10x South facing, plus 4x West facing 880W

Mk1 ImmerSUN DHW diverter
4kW PowerVault Battery
Philip R
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1247


« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 11:55:21 AM »

Westernlink is/will be part of the National Grid. therefore, unlikely to have a seperate load indiction on gridwatch or BMreports.

Philip R
Logged
azps
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 538



WWW
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2017, 01:55:28 PM »

The makers of GridWatch et al are going to have to add a new dial to their dashboards then though to show this new HVDC?

As Philip R says, probably not, because it's just a within-Britain transfer - it's not extra generation, and it's not importing to or exporting from Britain. However, it may well get included in the data files that national grid provide to us, that we use to create these sites. Which means that if it does get included, our sites may break until we tweak them to ignore the extra data.
Logged

dan_b
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3595


WWW
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2018, 03:34:17 PM »

Wee HVDC IC update

WESTERNLINK -  completed and fully operational - 2.2GW between Scotland and England.

ELECLINK - no news available, still saying it will be commissoned late 2019 but this seems unlikely

NEMOLINK - Construction complete, final commissioning tests being undertaken - due to be fully active Jan 2019.

IFA2 - construction of UK sub-station has started on land, along with some oyster relocation projects! Still saying it will be commissioned in 2020.

NSNLINK - local beach clearning activities underway in the UK, but no actual construction. Still saying commissioning by 2021.  will be world's longest sub-sea HVDC connector at 750km (two cables!)

VIKINGLINK - local council had refused planning application for the land-side works and cable routes to the Grid which put the whole project at risk. Apparently now resolved and a funding decision has been made to go ahead - contractors to be appointed in 2019 with project completion now pushed back a year to 2023. Will be 760km long if/when built, so even longer than NSN Link!

ICELINK - a few noises about this being back on the table - in Iceland they're saying they would need to construct a new power station to supply the demand, and in the UK the developers would build a new cable factory in order to construct it.  Would not be commissioned before 2027 though.
Logged

3.06kWp SolarEdge system with a split array:
2.18kWp 10x South facing, plus 4x West facing 880W

Mk1 ImmerSUN DHW diverter
4kW PowerVault Battery
M
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 4822



« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2018, 08:26:02 AM »

Great news, especially for more RE integration. I still hold out hopes for Icelink as that could mean 1GW (possibly 2) of constant or dispatchable RE power. Fingers crossed.
Logged

Just call me Mart.     Cardiff: 5.58kWp PV - (3.58kWp SE3500 + 2kWp SE2200 WNW)
brackwell
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2781


« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2018, 08:33:26 AM »

I think the Western link probably showed its value last night when Grid metered wind peaked at 40% of leccy production which must mean that total wind must have been 50%  Is this a record for wind ?  Incidentally the night before some curtailment took place at night.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Simple Audio Video Embedder
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!