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Planning Permission Rejected For GBP1.2bn UK-France Interconnector Project
- 25 Jan 2022
- United Kingdom
News: The UK Government has refused to grant planning permission for the GBP1.2bn (USD1.6bn) Aquind power interconnection project between the UK and France, citing adverse environmental impacts and national security concerns for the rejection. The proposed project includes the installation of a 2GW subsea high-voltage direct current power transmission line between Lovedean (UK) and Dieppe (Normandy, France), with a capacity to transmit around 16TWh of electricity per annum. Construction was expected to last for two years, reports The Guardian.
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