Timeline

Date Milestone
January 2014 Grid Connection Agreement with National Grid for 1,400 MW connection at Exeter 400kV Substation
March 2014 Electricity Interconnector Licence issued by Ofgem
January 2016 Screening Opinion on the proposed Converter Station site issued by East Devon District Council (EDDC)
April 2016 Completion of marine surveys along the cable route
July 2016 42 day pre-application consultation on draft proposals
December 2016 Analysis of consultation feedback and finalisation of consent applications
December 2016 Submission of converter station outline planning application to EDDC
Request for Certificate of lawfulness of proposed use or development (CLOPUD) for onshore cable works to EDDC
Submission of offshore marine licence application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)
Submission of FEPA licence application to the States of Guernsey for the offshore cable route within the territorial waters of the States of Alderney
June 2017 Receipt of CLOPUD from EDDC
July 2017 Receipt of converter station outline planning permission from EDDC
November 2017 Submission of FEPA licence application to the States of Guernsey for alternative offshore cable route outside the territorial waters of the States of Alderney
December 2017 Receipt of Marine Licence from the MMO
April 2018 Confirmation of Compulsory Purchase Order to secure property rights for onshore works in East Devon
May 2018 Confirmation that the alternative offshore cable route outside of the territorial waters of the States of Alderney does not require a FEPA Licence.
July 2018 Receipt of FEPA Licence for the offshore cable route within the territorial waters of the States of Alderney.
2019 Construction scheduled to start
2022 Construction due to be completed – FAB Link operational