Anyone for dates?
Photo left credit Smudge 9000. Photo right, can’t read it .
Ofgem approves power link with Belgium
LONDON Tue Dec 2, 2014 11:14am GMT
(Reuters) – Ofgem has approved plans for a 1 gigawatt electricity interconnector link with Belgium, it said on Tuesday.
The Nemo interconnector would run from Zeebrugge, Belgium, to Kent in southern England, facilitating the flow of enough electricity to power up to 3 million homes, Britain’s Energy Secretary Ed Davey said in the Ofgem statement.
It is due to open in 2019, Ofgem said.
Hmm… Aug. 21, 2014
Nuclear Shutdowns Leave Belgium Looking for Power Closure of Three Nuclear Power Plants Leaves Government Fearing Winter Energy Crunch
No question about it, Belgium government information
Davey omitted to mention which way the power flows. Connection to Kent means close to Dungeness B nuclear power station, got plans there then?
Dungeness B power station “Estimated decommissioning date: 2018”
Owned by the French government, EDF, or however they put it these days.
How about plan C? Is there a Dungeness C?
Yes, maybe, if N anti groups fail.
Uh oh, information on commissioning date is very short on the ground. The Belgium Nuclear Society, yes really, dubiously mention 1.6GW and 2016. but that seems to be dated Jan 2009 as a proposed site.
“Dungeness C, British Energy 1650[MW] 2020+ not approved”
“(c) Centre for Policy Studies, March 2009” who don’t like anything.
“Dungeness C 1650[MW] 2016 – 2020”
Dated July 2009, “ENSG ‘Our Electricity Transmission
Network: A Vision for 2020’“
Dated May 2012
“He admitted a seven-year extension at Dungeness B would help his case.
The EDF spokeswoman said the company will make a decision in 2015.”
Curiouser and curioser, Hansard, nothing. OFGEM, nothing.
EDF seem to say nothing.
Talkshop readers got a date?
What actually is going on?
Got it. Green cable company, 1GW cable provides power both ends.
1. The ill dressed one on the right
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