Wednesday, February 27, 2019

News update

On 19 February 2019, Western Link protection systems tripped. Following detailed testing, an issue has been located on the southern land cable section. We have mobilised on site to excavate and investigate the nature of the issue and are, in parallel, putting the necessary steps in place to undertake the repair as soon as is feasible.

We aim to share likely timescales for the work early next week, when a further update to this website will be made.  

The Link had previously been available to operate since 16 October 2018, at 2250 MW power transfer capability from Scotland to England and Wales.

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