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National Grid proposes 2 new green energy infrastructure projects in the UK

The British power transmission system operator National Grid has presented plans for two green electricity projects in the United Kingdom for public consultation. The Eastern Green Link 3 (EGL 3) and Eastern Green Link 4 (EGL 4) are subsea electricity links connecting Scotland to England, located in Lincolnshire and West Norfolk. The EGL 3 and EGL 4 aim to allow the secure and reliable transportation of the increasing amount of wind power generated in Scotland, and are expected to power up to 4 million homes in the Midlands and the South of England. The consultation period is expected to run from 23 April to 17 June 2024.

The projects are part of The Great Grid Upgrade, a multibillion investment in new electricity transmission projects to modernise England and Wales’ grid infrastructure and to help connect more renewable energy to the grid. The Great Grid Upgrade includes 17 major projects, among them the Eastern Green Link 1 (EGL1) and Eastern Green Link 2 (EGL2).