In Energy Live News yesterday:
Energy market regulator Ofgem has decided to proceed to the Final Needs Case stage of the regulatory approvals for two electricity transmission links that will connect Scotland and England along the east coast.
More specifically the ‘Eastern HVDC’ (EHVDC) project aims to construct two High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) links, each with an expected capacity of 2GW.
At an estimated cost of £3.4bn for the two links, the EHVDC project is predicted to become the largest electricity transmission investment project in the recent history of Britain.
Once commissioned, the project is expected to alleviate constraints on the British transmission system.https://www.energylivenews.com/2021/11/09/ofgem-greenlights-two-scotland-to-england-green-links/
How many houses can 4 GW power?
One gigawatt is roughly the size of two coal-fired power plants and is enough energy to power 750,000 homes.https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/11/08/california-hits-renewable-energy-milestone-1-gigawatt-of-solar-power-installed-to-date/