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Looks more like the fault is wholly England owned 😖 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

The Sellindge converter station was built by GEC and the Les Mandarins converter station was built by CGE Alstom.

Fire blazing at IFA1 interconnector leaves GB grid facing even tighter market and higher prices

A fire at National Grid's IFA1 interconnector site in Sellindge is to see power prices once again spike in the UK as 1GW of capacity drops off the system. The event comes during a difficult time for the UK power market, which is already experiencing intense price pressures.

Grid ESO confirmed to Currents  that it currently has a sufficient buffer of spare capacity to operate the electricity system securely over this evening's peak demand period, EnAppSys warned that the loss of the 2GW IFA1 interconnector - which links the UK with France - will see the market become even tighter. IFA1 has been in operation since 1986, providing a subsea electricity link between the two nations.

While IFA1 was only at half capacity, it was due to return to full import at the weekend, and could see an extended outage as a result of the fire, according to EnAppSys.

EnAppSys' data shows that in the year to date overall average power prices have been over double the average price in 2019-2020, and in the last two weeks daily average prices have been eight times the average in 2019.

There is more ... which country is making all the profit?

Interconnexion France-Angleterre 2 (IFA2), electricity interconnector linking the UK and France in full flow | Jan. 25, 2021 |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 12:15:15 PM EST
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