Why is an interconnector required?

Energy security: By allowing Great Britain and Denmark to trade power, the Viking Link interconnector will increase security and diversify both countries’ electricity supply.

Electricity prices: Greater opportunities for Great Britain and Denmark to trade with wider European energy markets will contribute to downward pressure on wholesale electricity prices.

Supporting renewables: To meet international and domestic renewable and climate change targets, Great Britain and Denmark is generating more power from renewable sources, including offshore wind. By its nature, wind generation is intermittent and interconnectors provide an effective way to manage these fluctuations in supply and demand.