The start of work to build a new £490 million electricity inter-connector between the UK and France was marked yesterday by British Energy Minister Jesse Norman helping to lay the foundation stone. The new ElecLink connection between Britain and France will provide greater access to the continental electricity market, and help to reduce consumer bills as electricity can be flexibly imported and exported to take advantage of cheaper prices, said Norman. The project will run through the Channel Tunnel between Sellindge in the UK and Les Mandarins in France. It will have the capacity to power up to 2 million homes and provide further resilience for Britain’s electricity supply.
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